Dubai Lynx announces jury presidents for 2015


BBDO’s David Lubars to preside over Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Print Craft and Integrated; Grand Prix for Good launched.

The Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity has announced jury presidents for 2015.

David Lubars, chief creative officer, BBDO Worldwide and chairman, BBDO North America, will preside over the Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio and Print Craft juries, besides taking on the responsibility of Integrated jury president.

Joyce King Thomas, chairman and chief creative officer, McCann XBC, will be the Direct, Promo & Activation, Interactive and Mobile jury president. Ije Nwokorie, global chief executive officer, Wolff Olins, will be Design jury president.

The PR jury will be presided over by Ann Maes, managing director, Ogilvy Public Relations, while Rob Galluzzo, dounder / executive producer, FINCH, will be the Film Craft jury president. Mark Waugh, global managing director and chief content officer, Newcast, will be president of the Branded Content and Entertainment jury.

Terry Savage, chairman of Lions Festivals, said, “These are the people who will lead discussions and debate on creativity in the MENA region and ultimately, together with their juries, award stand-out, innovative work. We’re pleased to have such a strong team on hand who are more than qualified to take on this responsibility.”

Grand Prix for Good

For the first time, Dubai Lynx will award the ‘Grand Prix for Good’. This trophy will reward work ineligible to win a Grand Prix in other sections because they are made for charities/not-for-profit or have charitable or public service messages. All such Gold-winning entries will now be considered by the Integrated jury for the Grand Prix for Good.

Walid Yared, chief marketing officer, Choueiri Group, sponsors of the award, stated that the Grand Prix for Good is “a worthy and necessary addition to the awards at Dubai Lynx and a fantastic opportunity to recognise and rightfully honour creativity in this sector. We are delighted to be able to show our support of this award by sponsoring it in its inaugural year.”

Dubai Lynx takes place from 8 to 10 March and will culminate with an awards ceremony on 11 March.

Mohammad Abdullah, managing director of TECOM’s Media Cluster, said, “Dubai Lynx has championed creativity across the region, and provides an ideal platform for talent to be inspired, network and share knowledge and ideas. The festival is a true celebration of innovation, and will continue to drive Dubai’s growth as a hub of creativity and excellence, and we are delighted to be able to provide continued support to the festival again this year.”

The awards are now accepting entries. More at www.dubailynx.com.