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DAME Design Award now open for entries

Published on: 08 August 2019

Triskel marine Dame awards

Triskel Marine, DAME Design Award Winner 2018

METSTRADE and RAI Amsterdam announced recently the opening of entries for the 29th edition of the DAME Design Award, for the more than 1,600 exhibitors at in this year’s METSTRADE event. Participation is open to manufacturers and authorised suppliers who are registered as exhibitors or co-exhibitors at the 2019 METSTRADE Show.

DAME places critical emphasis on the art and science of equipment design in all aspects, from styling, functionality and innovation through to integration, practicality of use and presentation. It is judged by a panel of leading boat, interior and industrial designers, as well as user experts. Typically up to half of the entry field attain nomination status, which brings their products to the attention of the global marine audience ahead of METSTRADE and at the Show itself. Those that go on to achieve DAME Category and Overall Winner awards are acknowledged as having reached the top standard of design practice for marine equipment in their field.

The DAME Design Award is organised each year in conjunction with the METSTRADE Show. DAME nominated products are placed on a special presentation within the METSTRADE Show. From these nominations, the final selection of seven Category Winners and the eventual DAME Award Overall Winner is made. The DAME Jury also awards a series of Special Mentions at its discretion.

The winner of last year’s DAME Design Award was British Marine member, 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.”


For the DAME 2019 Specific Terms and Conditions of Participation and the online application form, exhibitors rel="noopener noreferrer" should access their portal. Please note, entries close on Tuesday 24 September 2019.