Amsterdam | 2018, 13 - 15 November
DAME Design Awards all winners

DAME Design Award

The DAME - Design Award is the most significant marine equipment competition of its kind, anywhere in the world. For 28 years, it has focused attention on the art and science of design in all aspects, from styling, functionality and innovation, through to ease of implementation, practicality of use – and even packaging. It is judged by a panel of top naval architects, boat, interior and industrial designers, plus user experts. To be nominated and then to win a DAME Category and attain the ultimate prize of DAME Award Overall Winner marks a product as being at the pinnacle of design practice in the industry.


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The DAME Design Award Jury carefully assess entries for overall design, build quality, functionality, and use of materials. Other factors taken into account are originality, ergonomics, and price/quality ratio.


See the jury members » Read the 2017 jury report »

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.  

Important dates 

18 September 2018: Final deadline for application to DAME Competition
21 September 2018:  Entrants of all categories will be requested to send in
their product(s)
4 October 2018: Deadline all products available for judgment at RAI Amsterdam
Mid October 2018: Announcement of the the nominated products
13 November 2018: Announcement Winner DAME 2018


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Category nominees receive a great deal of exposure while the eventual DAME winner becomes highly renowned within its field.

Tom Reed

CEO, Scanstrut - Winner 2017

“Scanstrut has participated in the DAME Awards for many years, with several nominations and Special Mentions. However, to win the overall DAME Award is a great honour and a milestone achievement for our brand and the whole team at Scanstrut. It has further raised our company profile internationally with our distributors, boat builders, media and innovation partners and we are already seeing the commercial benefits of winning the award. To win your product must be original, innovative and its benefits clearly conveyed. If you believe in your idea, then I would thoroughly recommend taking part in DAME – it’s a game changer if you’re successful!"



The category awards are presented in seven categories. Each category will have several nominees and an eventual winner. One of these seven winners is chosen as the overall winner of the DAME Design Award 2018.

View The DAME Design Award 2018 Nominees »

DAME Charity

Dame Charity

Each year the combined registration fees for the DAME Awards are donated to a nominated charity, as a way for the METSTRADE community to give something back to society.


Read more about last years' charity »