Entries have opened for the DAME Awards, which previous took place in 2019.

The extended-awaited 30th version of the DAME (Style and design Award at METSTRADE) Awards will acquire position at the in-person METSTRADE 2021 show, which will be held from 16-18 November in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre. 

Entries are open to companies and authorised suppliers who are registered as exhibitors or co-exhibitors and entries near on 17 September 2021.

This 12 months the DAME Awards aims to return to its normal format, with entries judged across 7 classes in advance of an eventual winner is picked out. It is assessed by a jury comprising top boat, inside and industrial designers, as perfectly as user professionals. They will be examining the equipment layout in all factors, from styling, functionality and innovation, through to integration, practicality of use, price tag to overall performance and presentation.

Reflecting the altering significance of environmental elements, entrants this yr will be requested to post additional facts on the lifecycle impacts of their items. The jury will, at its discretion, award a special Environmental Design and style Winner certificate to a product or service that represents the best illustration amid all entries that matches the DAME criteria in an impressively sustainable way.

A substantial range of entries typically attain nomination standing, which brings their goods to the notice of the international maritime audience in advance of METSTRADE and at the demonstrate itself. These that go on to attain DAME group and in general winner awards are acknowledged as having attained the top rated typical of design apply for maritime gear in their area.

U SAFE’s Nick Bice, who gained the DAME in 2019, claims: “We necessary to be seen as a reputable qualified product and successful the DAME Award was our breakthrough second. The entire maritime marketplace, as properly as many outside of it, know what the DAME is.”

Scanstrut’s Tom Reed, who gained in 2017, provides: “The DAME gives equivalent chances to companies of all measurements. No make a difference no matter what it is, your products receives viewed upcoming to other people from enterprises with 10 times the spending budget. If you’ve accomplished a fantastic position, achieved all of the standards and made a truly fantastic piece of machines, you have each and every opportunity to conquer the greatest marine businesses.” 

The DAME Awards are organised every year in conjunction with the METSTRADE demonstrate.

There is a €150 registration fee for each merchandise that every METSTRADE exhibitor pays to enter the DAME Awards, which is donated to charity. The METSTRADE Exhibition Committee has determined that this year’s DAME proceeds will go to the Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE). BLUE is operating to restore the ocean to wellbeing by making marine reserves, acquiring versions of sustainable fishing and restoring vital marine habitats.

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