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THE MARMALADE AWARDS & FESTIVAL

16th & 17th March 2019

The 14th running of the World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival will take place on 16th – 17th March 2019 at Dalemain. We are currently working to create a bigger and better Marmalade Awards and Festival in 2019, and we have some new and exciting ideas lined up. In the meantime, if you would like to hear more from the Marmalade Awards, you can subscribe to our mailing list by following this link here and completing the form. We will not use your information to spam you or pass it on to a third party.

Following the successes of previous years, Penrith will once again be ‘going orange‘ with lots to see and do in the town centre, so we hope to see as many of you there as possible!

Further information about entering the 2019 Marmalade Awards will be published towards the end of 2018.

Collection Points

If you would like to suggest a collection point for 2019, please contact Florence at marmalade@dalemain.com

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.

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.

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! We update the categories every year, so click here for our 2018 list! The full homemade entry fee goes towards supporting Hospice care, both in the UK and around the world.

The Awards & Festival sponsors include Fortnum & Mason, Thursday Cottage, eviivo, Partridges and InkREADible.

Festival Supporters include Barclays and Virgin Rail

To date the Dalemain Marmalade Awards & Festival have raised over £200,000 for Hospice at Home. In 2018 the money raised from amateur entry fees will go to charities including Hospice at Home and Marie Curie Scotland. All the proceeds from the amateur entry fees go direct to charity.

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Australian Marmalade Awards – judging complete!

Jane Hasell-McCosh has once again travelled to Adelaide to judge the Australian Marmalade Awards, organised by the South Australian National Trust in partnership with the Dalemain International Awards. Entries have grown year by year as [...]

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