homemade marmalade awards

The World’s Original Marmalade Awards
Homemade Category 2019


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Entries for the 2019 World’s Original Marmalade Awards Homemade Competition are now closed!

We are so grateful to have received thousands of entries from all over the world into the Homemade Awards this year. The full £10 entry fee will go to Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland, or to the palliative charity of your choice. These funds make a huge difference, and we are so delighted to have received so many wonderful jars in 2019. We love unwrapping delicious looking marmalades, beautifully labelled jars and letters, poems – even the odd marmalade joke! Our new categories proved hugely popular this year, with ‘Marmalade on the Move’ bringing out people’s creative sides and the Thursday Cottage Commonwealth Category encouraging entries from all over the world!

The judging is now underway, and our expert WI preserve judges are on the hunt for the 2019 winner. Please note that Homemade Awards entrants do not receive a notification that your marmalade has arrived. We will only be in touch if there are issues with the entry form, or if your marmalade has arrived broken. Therefore, please do not worry if you have not heard from us!

The Best in Show and the Homemade Awards category winners will be notified of their Award and invited to attend the Awards reception at the Marmalade Festival on 16th March. All other entrants are invited to attend the Festival, where you will receive 2for1 entry to the Mansion to see your marmalade on display. You can collect your results – and, hopefully your certificates – at the Festival. If you are unable to attend the Festival then your results will be posted to you following the event. As the Homemade Awards are run for charity, we have a small team of volunteers organising the postage of certificates, and we therefore ask for your patience.

The Homemade Marmalade Award winners and the Best in Show will be announced on the website on 16th March and the winning marmalade will be available to buy at Fortnum & Mason in Piccadilly and at Dalemain Mansion. Make sure you stop in for a taste!

Although the competition is now closed, late entrants are still in with a chance with the Thursday Cottage Commonwealth Competition, which is accepting entries until 14th March and welcomes jars from any of the 53 Commonwealth countries. As well as a symbol of how marmalade inspires friendships around the world, this competition is also a celebration of local flavours and ingredients. Entries so far include a Canadian marmalade containing homemade organic lemons, fennel, cumin and coriander, and a Kenyan creation excitingly labelled ‘Kenyalade’! To enter the Commonwealth Competition, please label your jars ‘Commonwealth category’ and post them to Dalemain Mansion with the £10 entry fee by 14th March.

Collection Points

Our collection points are now CLOSED. We want to offer our thanks to our wonderful supporters, who provided marmalade collection points across the country, helping more people than ever enter the Marmalade Awards. Thanks to:

Fortnum & Mason

The Virgin Trains Marmalade Express

Thursday Cottage

Hospice at Home

Carlisle Tourist Information

The Marmalade Festival

The Festival will take place on 16th March at Dalemain Mansion. The Awards ceremony will open the Festival at 10am, for what promises to be a marmalade extravaganza! There will be a farmer’s market, music, a human fruit machine, marmalade tasting, cookery demos, lectures and, of course, displays of all of the 2019 marmalade entries. The event is being supported by Penrith Chamber of Trade & Commerce, who will be running Classic Coaches between Dalemain and Penrith across the weekend. For more information about the Marmalade Festival CLICK HERE.In the meantime, if you would like to hear more from the Marmalade Awards, you can subscribe to our mailing list by following this link here and completing the form. We will not use your information to spam you or pass it on to a third party.


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