The 2018 Australian Marmalade Awards opened on 29th July, the occasion being marked by a Citrus Festival at Beaumont House in South Australia. This will be the third year that these awards have taken place in Australia having been first established by Jane Hasell-McCosh as an extension of the World’s Original Marmalade Awards held at Dalemain.

Visitors to the Citrus Festival enjoyed presentations by culinary historian and 2017 judge, Allison Reynolds and citrus guru, Ian Tolley OAM on how to make marmalade and grow citrus in their own backyards. Freshly-picked fruit was also available for attendees to pick up to make their own marmalade at home – there is even a special category in their Homemade competition for makers who use the fruit collected at Beaumont House during the Citrus Festival!

Judging of these awards will take place in September 2018. Jane Hasell-McCosh, founder of the World’s Original Marmalade Awards, will once again be flying out to South Australia to judge both the Homemade and Artisan categories. Winners at this year’s Australian Marmalade Awards also receive free entry to the World’s Original Marmalade Awards at Dalemain which will open at the start of 2019. Competition entries close at 5 pm on Friday 21st September, with winners being announced at the Australian Festival of Marmalade on Sunday 7th October at Beaumont House.

More information regarding the Australian Marmalade Awards can be found on their website, as well as entry forms for the Australian Homemade and Artisan competitions.