Entries for the DAME Design Awards, held each year during METSTRADE at RAI Amsterdam, are open to all manufacturers and suppliers registered as exhibitors or co-exhibitors at the Show. METSTRADE is the world’s largest marine equipment trade event and DAME is unrivaled in terms of status and importance across the global marine industry.
The DAME Awards place critical emphasis on the art and science of equipment design, from styling, functionality and innovation through to practicality of use and presentation. DAME nomination brings products to the attention of a global marine audience ahead of METSTRADE and at the Show itself, where all nominated products are on prominent display. The Overall Winner, seven Category Winners, and a series of Special Mentions are announced by the DAME Jury on the opening day of the Show.
Triskel Marine, DAME Design Award Winner 2018
The Overall Winner of last year’s DAME Design Awards was Triskel Marine’s Integrel generator replacement system. Managing Director, Ken Wittamore, said “Winning the DAME Award was the pinnacle of 10 years’ work for us and a total surprise. Everyone knows of the Award, many aspire to win it but we never dreamt that we would actually bring home the prize. Since then we have received hundreds of serious enquiries from around the world. We would not be in such a good place without METSTRADE.”
Participation in the competition is open to manufacturers and authorised suppliers who are registered as exhibitors or co-exhibitors at the METSTRADE Show. A registration fee of €150.00 (excluding VAT) will be charged per product entry. This fee is non-refundable and will be donated to our designated charity.
Timelines for the DAME Design Awards 2019
24 September: Final deadline for application to DAME Competition
27 September: Entrants for all categories will be requested to send in their product(s)
4 October: Deadline for productsto be available for judgment at RAI Amsterdam
22 October: Announcement of nominations
19 November: Announcement of the winners