The Design Awards METS Trade, known to the industry as DAME awards, is now open for entries.
Interested exhibitors are invited to submit their most innovative designs by Sept. 20 to be judged by an independent jury.
Last year, the DAME design award went to two winners for the first time in 25 years — going to Lume-On Lifejacket Light by Spinlock and the Electric Stabilizing Fin & Interceptor System by Humphree.
The 150 euro (about $167 with today’s exchange rate) registration fee is always donated to a charity. Since 2005, RAI Amsterdam has been supporting AMREF Flying Doctors and this cause was appointed the DAME charity recipient by the METS Trade Exhibition Committee for every even year.
The 2016 donations will contribute to the AMREF project ‘A healthy future for girls in Kilindi,’ aimed at introducing an alternative rite of passage for female genital mutilation in a remote area in Tanzania as well as increasing access to safe drinking water, clean sanitation and hygiene.
METS will take place at RAI Amsterdam Nov. 15-17.