The 2017 Marmalade competition is now closed, and we would like to thank the thousands of people from all over the world who sent us their precious pots. We received over 3,000 entries from over 30 countries, and have now raised well over £200,000 for Hospice care in the UK and around the world. We are delighted to announce that the 2017 Best in Show was Shona Leckie, with her ‘Marmalade with a Twist’ – Seville Orange marmalade with Tate & Lyle Treacle. You can purchase the winning marmalade from Fortnum & Mason or 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 competition will open in December 2017, so watch this space! The Awards & Festival will take place on Saturday 17th March 2018. If you would like to join our mailing list please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2017 list! The full homemade entry fee goes towards supporting Hospice care, both in the UK and around the world.
To date the Dalemain Marmalade Awards & Festival have raised over £200,000 for Hospice at Home. In 2017 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.
Marmalade Awards News
Video subtitled in Japanese and English. Speech given by Japanese Ambassador to the UK, Mr Koji Tsuruoka, at The World Marmalade Awards 2017, Cumbria
To us here at Dalemain House in Cumbria it is always a golden time, surrounded by beautiful marmalade and warm memories of the extraordinary jars we’ve received from around the world. But for our friends [...]