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DAME Design Awards open

Last year’s winners of the Metstrade DAME awards.

Last year’s winners of the Metstrade DAME awards.

Metstrade and RAI Amsterdam are taking entries for the 29th edition of the DAME Design Award. Participation is open to more than 1,600 manufacturers and authorized suppliers who are registered as exhibitors or co-exhibitors at the Metstrade Show.

Submissions will be accepted until Sept. 24.

DAME emphasizes the art and science of equipment design in all aspects — from styling, functionality and innovation, integration, practicality of use and presentation.

Typically, one third to one half of the companies that enter the contest receive “nomination” status, which brings their products to the attention of the marine audience ahead of Metstrade, and at the show itself.

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 Award was Triskel Marine’s Integrel generator replacement system.

“Winning the DAME Award was the pinnacle of 10 years’ work for us and a total, delightful surprise,” said Triskel Marine managing director Ken Wittamore in a statement. “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.”



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