homemade marmalade awards

The World’s Original Marmalade Awards
Homemade Category 2020


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Entries for the 2020 World’s Original Marmalade Awards Homemade Competition are now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered!

We received over 2000 entries into the Homemade Awards in 2020, from countries, including Japan, Lebanon, Canada, Brazil, Senegal and Australia. The Double Gold ‘Best in Show’ Homemade winner was announced on 14th March as Mr Jonathan Hamel Cooke, with his Dark & Chunky Marmalade. This delicious, classic marmalade has been produced by Thursday Cottage and can be purchased at Fortnum & Mason or in the Dalemain Shop.

The full list of 2020 Homemade winners has been announced and can be found HERE.

We were sad to have to cancel the 2020 Marmalade Festival owing to coronavirus, but thank you to everyone for their kind words and support. We are determined to hold a citrus celebration later in the year, so watch this space for further announcements. In the meantime, we are delighted that, despite the challenging circumstances, the 2020 Marmalade Awards have raised thousands of pounds for Hospice at Home and palliative care charities around the world. This is all thanks to everyone who sent in a jar of their precious marmalade.

The 2021 Marmalade Awards will open in December, when we will announce new competitions, categories and judges. In the meantime, we wish everyone a very happy year of marmalade making!

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:

  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

Collection Points

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


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