The Homemade Marmalade Awards are BACK for 2021!
We are delighted to confirm that the Homemade 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 hope that entering the Marmalade Awards will bring you joy, whether you are a ‘first timer’, a seasoned home cook or just someone who loves making marmalade. Our competitors are a worldwide community and we look forward to seeing all of your jars together again.
As always, the full fee for entering the Homemade Awards goes to Hospice at Home, or to the palliative care charity of your choice. We hope to receive record entries in order to help these vital charities continue their wonderful work after such a hard year.
The 2020 Marmalade Awards winner was Jonathan Hamel Cooke, and we have been selling his traditional ‘Dark & Chunky’ marmalade both at Dalemain and in Fortnum & Mason, where it has proven enormously popular. Will another classic marmalade scoop the prize in 2021, or will an inventive combination prove the winner? Only time will tell – and the winning marmalade could be yours!
The competition will open in December, so watch this space! Entry forms, categories, prizes and judges will be announced shortly, and we hope to receive record entries. So many people have spent more time than ever in their kitchens this year – lets hope they’ve been making marmalade!
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 join the mailing list and be notified when the 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 £250,000 for hospice care and with your help we hope to raise even more. The competition will re-open in December for 2021, when we will ask you to get your pans out and your jars in! At this stage, we will announce the categories and will publish the entry form, which contains further information.
To give you an idea of the competition, the Homemade categories for 2020 were:
- Seville Orange Marmalade (Clear Seville or Whole Fruit)
- Any Citrus Marmalade (With and without Seville)
- Man Made Marmalade
- Children’s Marmalade
- First Timer’s Marmalade
- Dark & Chunky Marmalade
- Thursday Cottage’s Commonwealth Marmalade
- International Marmalade
- Gardener’s Marmalade
- Merry Marmalade
- Octogenarians and Upwards
- Bellringer’s Marmalade
- Marmalade Macnab
- The Marmal’Ashes’
- Fifteen Years of Marmalade
Thanks to our wonderful supporters for acting as collection points for the Homemade Marmalade Awards. The 2020 collection points were:
Fortnum & Mason, Piccadilly
Fortnum & Mason, St Pancras
Fortnum & Mason, The Royal Exchange
Hospice at Home Shop, Penrith
The Jam Shop, Tiptree Visitors Centre
Carlisle Tourist Information Centre, Old Town Hall
Linnels Farm, Northumberland