The DAMEchanger challenge is now closed for entries.
Are you a young problem solver, designer or storyteller passionate about making the world a better place? DAME is looking for girls aged 16-17 to join the first ever DAMEchangers Innovation Camp this summer.
Thanks to our project partners..
What’s it all about?
We are launching the DAMEchangers online challenge to help us find 20 young changemakers to attend a fully funded 5-day innovation camp this August. Over the 5 days you will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with, and learn from, inspirational experts on sustainability, entrepreneurship, design and gender-equality.
Together we will co-create the first ever positive period product designed for girls, by girls.
We want to unleash your potential, and empower the next generation of female innovators. This unique opportunity is designed to kickstart your journey as a changemaker. Each girl who attends the innovation camp will leave with a personal manifesto for change, helping you understand how you can make the world a better place, and take action on issues you are passionate about.
Why are we doing this?
Girls today are growing up experiencing negative periods. Negative for their bodies, their confidence, and for the planet. DAME wants to put an end to this, but we need your help.
This year DAME’s co-founder Celia won the UK Government’s Women in Innovation Award 🙌, and we thought the most appropriate way to celebrate was to ask the Government to support us in kickstarting the next generation of female innovators. And they agreed!
What is the camp?
At the core of the camp is a structured 3-day innovation sprint, where you will work in teams to co-create our next product for teenage girls.
- The teams will be guided by industry experts on the topics of product design, sustainable packaging and marketing. You’ll leave knowing how to take a product/service from idea to disruptive real-world innovation.
- Alongside the innovation sprint, you will also work on your own changemaker journey, leaving the camp with a personal manifesto for change.
- Each day you will be joined by inspiring female innovators who will share their stories and mentor the girls.
- You’ll spend 5 days with like-minded girls in beautiful Oxford, where you can enjoy downtime, games, excursions and more.
The 5-day residential camp is organised in partnership with Universify Education, experts in creating safe and inspiring experiences for teenagers.
All entrants will receive a box of DAME’s organic cotton tampons.
The 20 winners will win a B Corp hamper, a selection of products from our favourite brands using business as a force for good.
How do I apply?
We know that innovators come in different shapes and sizes. That’s why we’ve set 3 distinct challenges to help us find the most diverse changemakers out there. Select whichever challenge best suits your talent, and submit an entry before Sunday 6th June 2021.
All entries will be judged against a fixed set of criteria by a panel of reviewers. We will announce the winners on 25th June.
We’re looking for 3 types of DAMEchangers. What sort are you?
Who can apply?
The DAMEchangers Innovation Camp is open to any female or person who menstruates or will menstruate, living in the UK aged 16-17 at the time of the camp.
Whether you already think of yourself as an active innovator or you are just quietly passionate about creating change, we want to hear from you!
Got any more questions?
Check out the links below or drop us a line at email@example.com