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The DAMEchanger challenge 2022 is now OPEN for entries. 

Are you a young problem solverdesigner or storyteller passionate about making the world a better place? DAME is looking for girls aged 16-17 to join the DAMEchangers Innovation Camp this summer.

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We are launching the DAMEchangers online challenge to help us find 20 young changemakers to attend a fully funded innovation camp this August. Over the 3 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.

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.

At the core of the camp is a structured innovation framework, where you will work in teams to create solutions close to DAME's and your hearts.

- The teams will be guided by industry experts on the topics of product design, sustainability and social campaigns. 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 3 days with like-minded girls in London, where you can enjoy downtime, games, excursions and more.

The  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 selected winners will also win a B Corp hamper, a selection of products from our favourite brands using business as a force for good.

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!

How can 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 Friday 8th July 2022.

All entries will be judged against a fixed set of criteria by a panel of reviewers. We will announce the winners on 19th July. 

Check out the links below or drop us a line at damechangers@wearedame.co

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