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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Proudly supported by Fortnum & Mason

The Artisan Awards are now CLOSED for 2021!


Thank you to everyone who sent a jar of marmalade into this year’s competition. Despite coronavirus restrictions, postal delays and winter storms, we have received thousands of entries from all over the world! We are busy unwrapping and logging them, and we look forward to beginning judging as soon as it is safe to do so.

Winners will be notified once the judging has taken place, and the Awards will be announced at our Plant Fair as part of the Marmalade Festivities on Sunday 20th June.


The Double Gold and Gold Artisan winners will be contacted as soon as the judging is complete, and we will inform all entrants of their results by the beginning of June. We are grateful to all entrants for your patience, and will resume judging as soon as it is safe to do so. All results must be kept confidential until 20th June 2021.

Entrants are invited to attend the Marmalade celebrations on 20th June to collect their certificates and feedback. Otherwise, all certificates will be posted after the weekend.

Winners can purchase their Award winning roundels, to be displayed after 20th June. Winning a Gold, Silver or Bronze Roundel denotes a marmalade of exemplary quality. Selected winners are stocked by Fortnum & Mason in their prestigious Piccadilly store.

Artisan Awards 2021 categories:
1. Seville Orange Marmalade
1a. 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

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!  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

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.

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