homemade marmalade awards

The World’s Original Marmalade Awards
Homemade Category 2022


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The 2022 Marmalade Awards-Entry Form

The competition is now open!

You can DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM HERE, ready to start preparing your marmalades to be sent to Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens. Alternatively you could use one of our Marmalade Exchanges or Collection Points listed below.

Marmalade Exchange

We have a great selection of Marmalade Exchange points across the country, including a marmalade motorway, provided by the Westmorland Farmshop & Kitchen!

When using a marmalade exchange, please put your jars, entry form and entry fee in a sealed box and take it to one of the locations listed below. Loose jars will not be accepted.

Fortnum & Mason, exchange your entries for a jar of Fortnum&Mason Marmalade:

  • Fortnum & Mason Piccadilly, London, W1A 1ER (Mon-Sat, 10am-9pm; Sun, 12pm-6pm)
  • Fortnum & Mason, St Pancras International, London, N1C 4QP (Mon-Sat, 7am-9pm; Sun, 8am-9pm)
  • Fortnum & Mason, The Royal Exchange, London, EC3V 3LR (Mon-Sat, 8am-8pm)
  • Fortnum & Mason, Shop 022, K11 Atelier, Hong Kong (Mon-Sun, 11am-9pm) *Deadline – 24th January 2022

Rathbones Investment Management, exchange your entries for a 112g jar of Jane’s Marmalade:

  • Winchester Fiennes House, 32 Southgate Street, Winchester SO23 9EH (Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm)
  • Lymington 48 High Street, Lymington, SO41 9AG (Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm)

Westmorland Farmshop & Kitchen, exchange your entries for a jar 112g jar of Jane’s Marmalade:

  • Tebay Services, M6 between J38 and J39, CA10 3SB, Northbound and Southbound (Mon-Sun, 7am-10pm)
  • Gloucester Services, M5 between J11a and J12, GL4 0DN, Northbound and Southbound (Mon-Sun, 7am-8pm)
  • Cairn Lodge Services, just off M74 near Douglas, Lanarkshire, ML11 0RJ, (Mon-Sun, 7am-9pm)

Please take your entries to the tills in the Farmshop and hand it to one of the colleagues behind the counter.

Collection Points

We also have a wonderful range of Cumbrian based collection points where you can leave your entries.

When using a collection point, please put your jars, entry form and entry fee in a sealed box and take it to one of the locations listed below. Loose jars will not be accepted.

  • Hospice at Home Shop, Penrith, 3 Little Dockray, Penrith, CA11 7HL (Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm)
  • Penrith Tourist Information, Middlegate, Penrith, CA11 7PT (Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm)
  • Carlisle Tourist Information, Old Town Hall, Market Square, CA3 8JE (Mon-Sat, 9.30am-4.30pm)
  • Welcome Centre, Carlisle Cathedral, The Abbey, Carlisle, CA3 8TZ (Mon-Sat, 10.30am-3.30pm)

The Return of the Marmalade Awards

The Marmalade Awards are back for 2022! We are delighted to be back for another year and we have some important dates for your diaries:

4th January 2022-The competition opens, we look forward to receiving your marmalades!

11th February 2022-The competition closes

14th May 2022-The Homemade Marmalade Awards and Festival!

We are delighted to be holding a full event in May and look forward to welcoming Marmalade lovers from around the world. We hope that this later date will mean glorious weather and the perfect backdrop for our marmalade celebrations.

The winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony at Dalemain, where we will be launching the 2022 Best in Show. The winning marmalade will be for sale and the category winners will be invited as guests of honor to see their marmalade, on the alter in the State Rooms.

At the Festival there will be Q&A’s, cookery demonstrations, interviews and more as we celebrate all things marmalade! Join us for children’s activities, tastings and displays of Marmalade in the State Rooms. The perfect day out for all the family!

If you would like to enter the Marmalade Awards in 2022, read on for more information!

The Homemade Awards

The Homemade Awards can be entered by anyone, and there are categories from Children’s Marmalade to Merry (with alcohol), Camponologists, Any Citrus and many more, ensuring that no matter what kind of marmalade you make, there is a place you you! The full homemade entry fee goes towards supporting Hospice care, both in the UK and around the world. To find out more about the Homemade Awards, CLICK HERE. To join the mailing list and be notified when the 2022 Homemade Awards open, CLICK HERE.

If you sell your marmalade commercially and you would like to enter the Artisan Awards, CLICK HERE.

About the Homemade Awards

The Homemade Marmalade Awards are a competition for amateur marmalade makers, which aims to find the very best homemade marmalade maker in the world, while raising lots of money for Hospice at Home along the way!

The Homemade Awards have always been the heart of the Dalemain Awards, and every year we receive entries from all over the world, including Australia, Lebanon, Brazil and Canada to name but a few! We always have lots of exciting categories and extra competitions, to ensure that there is something for every marmalade maker, from expert home-cook to adventurous first-timer.

Entering the competition

All Homemade entries are judged by our wonderful WI judges and the full £10 entry fee goes directly to palliative care charities; so far we have raised over £270,000 for hospice care and with your help we hope to raise even more.


The competition would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. In 2021, Rathbones sponsored the First Timers category, following on from this great success they are now sponsoring a second category: ‘Rathbones Next Generation’. Here is what Richard Dawson, the Regional Director at Kendal had to say:

“We are delighted to continue our sponsorship of the World’s Original Marmalade Awards and Festival. What started out for Rathbones as a way of supporting local business in Cumbria, brought together colleagues from Aberdeen to Exeter during lockdown, many of us making marmalade for the first time. We’re proud to put our name to a new category this year with Rathbones’ Next Generation marmalade. We hope the younger generation have as much fun in making marmalade as we did, particularly as the proceeds support such a good cause’

The Homemade Awards are made possible through the generous support of our sponsors:

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