artisan marmalade judging

(left to right) Artisan marmalade judges Pam Corbin, Ivan Day, and Shirley Spear

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

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The Artisan Awards are returning for 2021!

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We are delighted to confirm that the Artisan Marmalade Awards will be back for 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 are pleased to be able to champion small businesses and quality producers once more. Winning a Gold, Silver or Bronze Roundel denotes a marmalade of exemplary quality and we look forward to tasting the best artisan marmalades in the world! If you make your marmalade using the traditional open-pan method and sell it commercially, enter the Artisan Awards to have your products judged by our expert panel and to be in with a chance of seeing your products sold at Fortnum & Mason.

The competition will open in December, so watch this space! Entry forms, categories, prizes and judges will be announced shortly. The deadline for entries is Wednesday 10th February. Winners will be notified shortly after this date, and the Awards will be announced on Saturday 13th March.

To sign up to our mailing list and be notified when the Awards open, CLICK HERE.

About the Artisan Awards

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, so if you think you are making and selling the best preserve in the world, make sure you send us a jar in 2021!  This is a  specialist competition for small producers who make their marmalade using the tradition open-pan method, and sell their products commercially.

Entering the competition

2021 categories and entry details will be published shortly. To give you an idea of the criteria, the 2020 Artisan Awards categories were:

  1. Seville Orange Marmalade (Fine, Medium or Thick Cut)
  2. Any Citrus Marmalade (Lemon, Lime, Blood Orange, Grapefruit, other Citrus with Seville, all other citrus excluding Seville)
  3. Reduced Sugar Marmalade
  4. Citrus Preserve with Interesting Additions
  5. Citrus Preserve with Alcohol
  6. Marmalade for Savoury Food
  7. Organic Marmalade

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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