Amsterdam RAI, organiser of the METSTRADE show in Amsterdam, has issued a call for entries for this year’s DAME Award. Interested exhibitors are invited to submit their most innovative designs by September 20 to be judged by an independent international jury of experts.

The DAME Awards are arranged every year as part of the METSTRADE show, the world’s largest marine equipment event and only truly international B2B exhibition for the leisure marine industry.

As the most significant competition of its kind for new equipment and accessories, DAME has set the pace for new concepts and designs in the worldwide industry over the past 25 years. This means that the category nominees receive a great deal of exposure while the eventual DAME winner becomes highly renowned within its field.

DAME’s silver jubilee last year saw joint winners for the first time, with the award going to the Lume-On Lifejacket Light by Spinlock and the Electric Stabilising Fin & Interceptor System by Humphree.

All registration proceeds will be donated to the charity AMREF Flying Doctors. The funds 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, good sanitation and hygiene.