The annual DAME Design Awards at the start of METSTRADE assure global exposure for the winning products but the DAME Awards also allow the METSTRADE community to give something back by donating the entry fees to a good cause. This year the METSTRADE Exhibition Committee has chosen two charities to receive the funds, Wetwheels and the Blue Marine Foundation.
Both charities are involved in marine-related projects and will receive an equal share of the DAME 2018 proceeds which will be presented on Tuesday 13 November at the DAME Awards ceremony, during the METSTRADE 2018 Breakfast Briefing.
Wetwheels helps disabled people access the sea in a fun and safe way, using specially designed powerboats. Funds received from the DAME Awards will be used to provide active and therapeutic maritime adventures for disabled people and their friends, family and carers in coastal destinations around the UK.
The Blue Marine Foundation is dedicated to restoring the health of the world's oceans by creating protected areas, developing sustainable fishing, repairing marine habitats and protecting vulnerable and threatened marine species. The DAME Awards donation will be go towards the purchase of a research and patrol vessel that will be used for monitoring, research and educational purposes in the Aeolian Islands.
Entries are still open for the DAME Awards!
It is still possible for METSTRADE exhibitors (and co-exhibitors) to enter their product for the DAME Awards 2018 before the deadline of 18 September.
Click here for more information on the DAME Design Award.