homemade marmalade awards

The World’s Original Marmalade Awards
Homemade Category 2020


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2020 competition OPEN!


Entries for the 2020 World’s Original Marmalade Awards Homemade Competition are now open! If you would like to enter the Awards, you can DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM HERE.

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 we can’t wait to receive your jars for 2020.  In 2019 we received entries from all over the world, including Australia, Lebanon, Brazil and Canada to name but a few, and we hope to receive entries from even more countries in 2020 as we celebrate our 15th year.

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 in 2020. So, get your pans out and send your jars to Dalemain by 7th February 2020! We have lots of categories that you can enter, so do be sure to read the entry form carefully and choose which one you think suits your marmalade best. There is even as special category to celebrate our 15th year, where we’re looking for wonderful memories and family recipes. Each entry will be judged and will receive a mark card and certificate. The 2020 Best in Show will be invited to the Festival as the guest of honour on 14th & 15th March, where they will be presented with the Fruiterer’s gilt cup! They will also have the opportunity to see their marmalade recipe reproduced by the Award-winning Thursday Cottage, and sold at Dalemain and in Fortnum & Mason’s famous Piccadilly store. 50p from each jar will go to Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland, or the hospice charity of the winner’s choice.

The Homemade categories for 2020 are:

  1. Seville Orange Marmalade (Clear Seville or Whole Fruit)
  2. Any Citrus Marmalade (With and without Seville)
  3. Man Made Marmalade
  4. Children’s Marmalade
  5. First Timer’s Marmalade
  6. Dark & Chunky Marmalade
  7. Thursday Cottage’s Commonwealth Marmalade
  8. International Marmalade
  9. Gardener’s Marmalade
  10. Merry Marmalade
  11. Octogenarians and Upwards
  12. Bellringer’s Marmalade
  13. Marmalade Macnab
  14. The Marmal’Ashes’
  15. Fifteen Years of Marmalade

Please note that marmalades made with Seville CAN be entered into category 2. Any Citrus. Please check the correct sub-category.

For FAQs, more information on how to enter and full category descriptions, please DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM HERE.

For information on the Children’s Label Competition, please CLICK HERE.

Collection Points

Thanks to our wonderful supporters, we are delighted to offer the following locations as collection points for the Homemade Marmalade Awards. Entries can be dropped off at any of the following collection points, according to opening times. Fortnum & Mason are also offering a ‘Marmalade Exchange’ so if you take your marmalade to one of their collection points, you will receive in return a jar of their delicious artisan marmalade!

Please note that the deadline for all collection points is 3rd February, unless otherwise stated. Wrap your marmalades in a sealed box with the entry fee and completed entry form and take to the collection point. If you are delivering your jars to a Fortnum & Mason collection point, please note that your jars will be unwrapped prior to posting to Dalemain.

Fortnum & Mason, Piccadilly
Ground Floor, Preserve Section.
Open Mon – Sat, 10.00am – 8.00pm; Sun 12.00pm – 6.00pm

Fortnum & Mason, St Pancras
Till Section
Open Mon – Sat, 7.00am – 9.00pm; Sun 8.00am – 9.00pm

Fortnum & Mason, The Royal Exchange
Till Section
Open Mon – Sat, 8.00am – 8pm

Hospice at Home Shop, Penrith
3 Little Docray, Penrith, CA11 7HL
Open Mon – Sat, 10am – 4pm

The Jam Shop, Tiptree Visitors Centre
Essex, CO5 0RF
Till Section
Open Mon – Sat, 9.30am – 4.30pm; Sun 10.00am – 4.30pm

Carlisle Tourist Information Centre, Old Town Hall
Front Desk
Open Mon – Sat, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Linnels Farm, Northumberland
Linnels Farm, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 1TS
Open Mon – Sat, 9am – 3pm

The Festival

The 2020 Marmalade Festival will be taking place at Dalemain on 14th & 15th March 2020. We are currently working to create a bigger and better Marmalade Awards and Festival in 2020, to celebrate our 15th year, and we have some new and exciting ideas lined up. 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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