homemade marmalade awards

The World’s Original Marmalade Awards
Homemade Category 2018


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The 2018 Homemade Marmalade competition is now CLOSED! Thank you to everyone who sent their entries.

The results will be announced at the Marmalade Festival at Dalemain Mansion on 17th March.

All Homemade Category winners will be informed of their results and invited to the Marmalade Festival for their Award presentation. The ‘Best In Show’ Double Gold winner will be announced with great fanfare at the Awards presentation, where they will be presented with the Worshipful Company of Fruiterer’s gilt cup, and their marmalade recipe will be on sale across the Festival weekend.

All Homemade entrants are invited to attend the festival where they can collect their results and certificates and speak with our head WI judge Doreen, who will provide feedback and help for any interested marmalade makers.

Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens will be open 17th & 18th March 10am – 4pm with all marmalade entries on display in the state rooms and Artisan marmalades from around the world available to taste and buy in the great barn. Join us for Marmalade cookery demonstrations, Q&As, delicious marmalade themed food, a masterclass, live music and more! The Awards Presentations will take place at 10am on Saturday 17th March. The ‘Marmalashes’ and Commonwealth Competition will be judged on Sunday 18th March in the public rooms.

Penrith Goes Orange Marmalade Festival will be taking place in Penrith town centre on 17th March 10am – 4pm. The whole town is going marmalade-mad, with dancing, music, storytelling, teddy-bear ziplines, an artisan farmer’s market and lots of orange shop windows with marmalady special offers!

Click here for more information about the festival.


The Commonwealth Competition:

NEW COMMONWEALTH DEADLINE – The Commonwealth competition will be judged at the Marmalade Festival at Dalemain on 18th March. We have therefore decided to extend the Commonwealth competition deadline until Friday 16th March, so if you were worried about getting your entries to us on time, have no fear, and get preserving!

2018 is set to be a year of Commonwealth celebrations, and in honour of this, and in celebration of the way in which marmalade brings together people of all backgrounds from all over the world, we are excited to announce a very special contest – the Commonwealth Competition.  So if you know anyone living in one of the 52 Commonwealth countries, get them to send us their best jars for the chance to see their marmalade for sale at www.royalcollectionshop.co.uk!

To enter the commonwealth competition, simply post your marmalade with your details, country and full list of ingredients to us at: Dalemain, Penrith, Cumbria, ENGLAND, CA11 0HB. The competition is open to both amateurs and small commercial producers. For more information CLICK HERE.



We would like to thank the thousands of people from all over the world who sent us their precious pots in 2018, and we hope to see you all at the Festival.

2018 categories:

1.Seville Orange Marmalade
2. Any Citrus Marmalade
3. Man Made Marmalade
4. Children’s Marmalade
5. First Timer’s Marmalade
6. Dark & Chunky Marmalade
7. Commonwealth Marmalade
8. International Marmalade
9. Gardener’s Marmalade
10. Merry Marmalade
11. Campanologist’s Marmalade
12. Octogenarians & Upwards Marmalade
13. Legal Marmalade
14. Marmalade Macnab
Special Award – The Thursday Cottage Award for Innovation


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