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! The 2020 Awards & Festival will take place on 14th & 15th March 2020. To join the mailing list for the 2020 Homemade Marmalade Awards, CLICK HERE.

The 2020 Homemade Awards will open in December 2019, when the Seville season starts in the UK. You have lots of time to get preparing the perfect entry, to be in with a chance of winning the official 2020 BEST IN SHOW, and the honour of claiming that your marmalade is the best in the world for the entire year. The 2019 Best in Show was Beth Furnell from Flint, Wales, with her ‘Bitter Sweet’ Seville Orange, Pink Grapefruit, Lemon and Passion Fruit Marmalade. Do you think you could beat it? Join our mailing list and get your jars in for 2020. We will never share your information with third parties, or use it to smam you with anything not related to the Marmalade Awards.

The Homemade Awards have always been the heart of the Marmalade Awards, and we are so grateful to receive thousands of entries from all over the world into the competition every year. The Homemade Awards are open to any amateur marmalade maker, whether you are a first time preserves maker, or a seasoned home cook.

To enter the Homemade Awards costs £10 per jar and the full entry fee always goes to Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland, or to the palliative charity of your choice. Over the years we have donated to palliative care organisations all around the world. These funds make a huge difference, and we are so delighted to have received so many wonderful jars, helping us to raise over £250,000 for Hospice care charities. Our volunteers love unwrapping delicious looking marmalades, beautifully labelled jars and letters, poems – even the odd marmalade joke!

Every year we have new categories – in 2019 ‘Marmalade on the Move’ brought out people’s creative sides and the Thursday Cottage Commonwealth Category encouraged entries from all over the world! We also have a selection of old favourites, such as ‘Dark & Chunky’, ‘Seville’, ‘Any Citrus’ and ‘Merry Marmalade’, so no matter what type of marmalade you make, there will always be a category for you. The 2020 categories will be announced in December 2019, so remember to keep your eyes ‘peeled’!

The 2019 Homemade Marmalade Award winners and the Best in Show have been announced HERE, and the winning marmalade is available to buy at Fortnum & Mason in Piccadilly and at Dalemain Mansion. Make sure you stop in for a taste!

For more updates about the Awards & Festival you can follow us on Twitter at @MarmaladeAwards or email us at marmalade@dalemain.com

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


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