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The Marmalade Awards are BACK for 2021!

We are delighted to confirm that the Marmalade Competition will be taking place in 2021. We have been working very hard to ensure that we can run the competition safely and are very pleased to announce that we will be launching the 2021 Awards THIS DECEMBER.

We know that 2020 has been an exceptionally difficult year for everyone and we hope that entering the Marmalade Awards will bring you joy, whether you are a small artisan producer, an experienced home cook or a complete novice. The Marmalade Awards entrants are a worldwide community and we look forward to seeing all of your jars together again.

The competitions will open in December, so watch this space! Entry forms, categories, prizes and judges will be announced shortly, and we hope to receive record entries. So many people have spent more time than ever in their kitchens this year – lets hope they’ve been making marmalade!

The deadline for entries is Wednesday 10th February. Winners will be notified shortly after this date, and the Awards will be announced at a vritual event on Saturday 13th March.

There are three competitions that you can enter:

The Homemade Awards

The Homemade Awards can be entered by anyone, and there are categories from Children’s Marmalade to Merry (with alcohol), Camponologists, Any Citrus and many more, ensuring that no matter what kind of marmalade you make, there is a place you you! The full homemade entry fee goes towards supporting Hospice care, both in the UK and around the world. To find out more about the Homemade Awards, CLICK HERE. To join the mailing list and be notified when the Homemade Awards open, CLICK HERE.

The Artisan Awards

These 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. Selected winners are stocked by Fortnum & Mason in their prestigious Piccadilly store. To find out more about the Artisan Awards, CLICK HERE. To join the mailing list and be notified when the Artisan Awards open, CLICK HERE.

Hotel, Restaurant and B&B Awards

These Awards are for anyone who runs an establishment that serves their very own homemade marmalade! A crucial component to any meal out, or holiday visit, we want to shout about the people going that extra mile to ensure their guests get the very best. To find out more about the Hotel, Restaurant and B&B Awards, CLICK HERE. To join the mailing list and be notified when the Hotel, Restaurant and B&B Awards open, CLICK HERE.

The Marmalade Awards are made possible through the generous support of Fortnum & Mason. 

The Marmalade Awards – what are they all about?

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. People enter the Marmalade Awards from a wide array of countries including Australia, Japan, Colombia, Senegal, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Canada, India and Singapore. Any marmalade will be considered for the competition, as long as it is predominantly citrus, and we love to receive marmalades made from new and unusual citrus fruits and ingredients. 

The Awards & Festival exist thanks to the support of our generous sponsors: Fortnum & MasonThursday Cottage, Armstrong Watson, Wares of Knutsford, Lycetts and InkREADible.

We are also delighted to welcome a new sponsor for 2021 – Rathbones.
‘Rathbones provides individual investment and wealth management services for private clients, charities, trustees and professional partners. We have been trusted for generations to manage and preserve our clients’ wealth. Our tradition of investing and acting responsibly has been with us from the beginning and continues to lead us forward. We see it as our responsibility to invest for everyone’s tomorrow. That means doing the right thing for our clients and for others too. Keeping the future in mind when we make decisions today. Looking beyond the short term for the most sustainable outcome. This is how we build enduring value for our clients, make a wider contribution to society and create a lasting legacy. Thinking, acting and investing responsibly.’

Festival Supporters include Barclays and Avanti West Coast.

To date the Dalemain Marmalade Awards & Festival have raised over £250,000 for Hospice at Home. In 2021 our key beneficiary is Hospice at Home Carlisle & the North Lakes. All the proceeds from the amateur entry fees go direct to charity.


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