Oct 23, 2018

Dame Award JuryThe Jury of the globally recognized DAME Design Award 2018 competition is pleased to announce that 63 products from a total field of 127 entries have been nominated to enter the final rounds of judgement. The nominated products show a very broad diversity of submissions, from simple components and equipment used in watersports, through to complex systems for power and sailing yachts and large superyachts. The DAME winners will be announced during the Breakfast Briefing in RAI Amsterdam on the opening day of METSTRADE 2018, taking place November 13th - 15th in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre.

This year’s entry field of 127 products from 19 countries showed further growth compared to 2017 and it was notable that there was an even wider variation in the size, price and complexity of the submissions, which caused the Jury of nine leading experts in their field to take longer than normal to assess and discuss all entries before finalizing the nominations.

During METSTRADE 2018 the nominated and winning products will be on display in the I-nnovationLAB, within a special DAME 2018 presentation. The category winners and overall winner will present their products on the I-nnovationLAB Stage, located in hall 6.

The list of nominated products can be found here: https://www.metstrade.com/innovation/dame-nominees.

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