artisan marmalade judging

(left to right) Artisan marmalade judges Pam Corbin, Ivan Day, and Shirley Spear

The World’s Original Marmalade Awards
Artisan & Small Producer Category

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Proudly supported by Fortnum & Mason, and Mackays of Dundee

The 2017 Marmalade competition is now closed, and we would like to thank the hundreds of marmalade producers from around the world who send us their precious pots of gold. The judges were incredibly impressed with the skill and innovation of the entries, with better flavour combinations than ever before. We are delighted to announce that the 2017 Double Gold Winners were Shackleton’s Grapefruit Marmalade, Rose Garden’s Rosehip Marmalade and Ouse Valley Food’s Sweet Orange and Fennel Marmalade. A selection of the Gold award winning marmalades are for sale at the Dalemain shop. To see a full list of the 2017 winners, please Click Here.

We would like to thank Fortnum & Mason, Mackays and Tate & Lyle for their generous sponsorship, without which the Awards would not be possible. We would also like to thank the Japanese Ambassador for attending the Awards & Festival, and for his kind words. For more information about the Ambassador’s visit please Click Here.

The 2018 Marmalade Awards & Festival will take place on Saturday 17th March 2018.

The competition will open in December 2017, so watch this space! For further information or to join our mailing list and receive notification when the competitions open, please email


These quirky awards were founded in 2005 by Jane Hasell-McCosh with the initial idea of preserving, growing and widening one of the most British of customs – making marmalade. They have gone on to generate a following far beyond Jane’s wildest expectations and have humour and a life of their own, inspiring people from all over the world to get involved.

The Awards are centred on Dalemain Mansion; a Georgian stately home lived in by the same family for over 300 years, which also happens to hold a very rich archive of Marmalade recipes.

The Artisan Awards promote small scale marmalade makers using the open-pan method. Judged by an esteemed panel, these prestigious Awards put marmalade makers on the map, and winners can display their ‘Gold’ ‘Silver’ or ‘Bronze’ Award roundel on their jars, a huge marketing gift that declares their marmalade one of the best quality preserves in the world.

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