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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.
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.
18 September 2018: Final deadline for application to DAME Competition
21 September 2018: Entrants of all categories will be requested to send in
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
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.
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.