2022 Gold Artisan Winners being photographed in front of Dalemain Mansion, March 2022

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

The 2023 competition is nearly here!

Important Dates:

1st December-Entry form available

2nd January-Entries open, you can start to send your jars to Dalemain Mansion

5th February-Entries close, we must receive your entries by 5pm on 5th February

25th March-The Artisan Awards Reception – an exclusive awards presentation where the Gold and Double Gold winners will be announced.

26th March-A day packed with fun marmalade-filled activities such as tastings and delicious homemade cream teas in the Great Barn Tearoom!

If you make your own open-pan artisan marmalade and would like to enter the 2023 competition, make sure you join our mailing list HERE. We will email you when the competition opens, and will send a copy of the entry form, which contains all the information you need on how to enter, with categories, Terms and Conditions and delivery instructions.

Winning an Artisan Award denotes a marmalade of incredibly high quality and past winners have seen huge increases in their sales. All Artisan entries are judged by an expert panel and selected winners are sold by Fortnum & Mason in their famous Piccadilly Store. We look for all types of marmalade, including Low Sugar and Organic!  This is a specialist competition for small producers who make their marmalade using the traditional open-pan method, and sell their products commercially.

Irene Silvester won a Double Gold in 2022 for her Seville Orange Marmalade with Greengage Gin Liqueur. When asked about her experience she said: “There is something so magnificent about the craft of marmalade. From picking the fruit to signing the labels, each step truly invigorates me. I was astonished on hearing I won a Double Gold award at Dalemain. Being able to receive critique and promotion of such high calibre is a privilege. To be selling my marmalade at Fortnum & Mason’s is even more phenomenal. I am so grateful to Dalemain for giving me these great opportunities. It means artisan producers like me can continue to spread the passion of Marmalade from our local market to Piccadilly Street.”

This shows the power of a jar of marmalade and with a World’s Original Marmalade Awards roundel on your jar, your business could reach a whole new audience. If you think your marmalade has what it takes, enter one of the categories below.

2023 Categories Include:

Seville Orange Marmalade
Thick cut (peel approx. 8mm diameter)
1b. Medium cut (peel approx. 4.5mm diameter)
1c. Fine cut (peel approx. 1.5mm diameter)
2. Any Citrus Marmalade
2a. Lemon Marmalade
2b. Lime Marmalade
2c. Blood Orange Marmalade
2d. Grapefruit Marmalade
2e. Seville with any other Citrus
2f. Any other Citrus (single or combination)
3. Reduced Sugar Marmalade
4. Citrus Preserve with Interesting Additions
5. Citrus Preserve with Alcohol
6. Citrus Preserve for Savoury Food
7. Organic Marmalade

8. New for 2023: Honey Marmalade-can you balance honey and marmalade to create an extraordinary combination of the two?

9. New for 2023: Tea Time Marmalade-tea, marmalade and toast are the perfect combination, but can you take it to the next level and create a marmalade with tea infused?

More information

If you produce and sell your marmalade commercially, you are not eligible to enter the Homemade Awards, so please do read the terms and conditions carefully.

If you win a Double Gold, Gold, Silver or Bronze Award, you are eligible for the Award Roundels, which can be purchased through the Marmalade Awards. These can be affixed to your jars and denote a marmalade of the highest quality. All winners are also listed on our website.

For more updates, follow us on Twitter at @MarmaladeAwards or email marmalade@dalemain.com

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