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The illustrious Effie Awards are well recognized around the world for celebrating and honouring marketing effectiveness, and the MENA Effie Awards have successfully taken up the mantle in the region under the auspices of Mediaquest Corp. We are proud to continue conferring a unique accolade in collaboration with Dubai Media City: SME Recognition Award.

With SMEs accounting for more than 95 percent of the enterprise population in Dubai alone, this award is aimed at commemorating the ideas and achievements that are a boon to this developing sector.

Submit your marketing campaigns into any of the MENA Effie categories and get recognised. Click here to see the categories list and mentioned below is the eligibility criteria of who is an SME company along with rules.


  • Businesses should be operating in UAE
  • Entrants must have less than 100 employees at the time of entering or be self-employed.
  • Businesses must have an annual turnover of less than or equal to AED 50 million.
  • Franchises and international subsidiaries or representative offices of multinational firms are not eligible.

Entry Rules

  • Entry Deadline: October 17, 2019 by 6:00 p.m.
  • Entry Fee is $50 (Inclusive of VAT)
    • DMC will cover the cost of entry ($50) for TECOM Business Partners. Kindly mail your TECOM trade license to [email protected]
  • Payment to be made at the time of entry
  • Shortlisted entries will be announced on October 30, 2019