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The Australian ‘Marmal-Ashes’ have arrived!

Not content with trouncing England in the Ashes in 2018, we have received the annual 'team' of Australian marmalades for the 2018 Marmal-Ashes competition. A group of marmalade makers from Buninyong, Victoria send their marmalades to the Dalemain Marmalade Awards and Festival every year with the aim of taking home the Marmal-Ashes trophy. The Marmal-Ashes [...]

March 7th, 2018|Marmalade Awards News|

Marmalade Competition receives thousands of entries from around the Globe

The competition has closed for the 2018 World's Original Marmalade Awards, held annually at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Garden in Cumbria, which once again received over 2,700 entries from more than 30 countries including Kenya, Taiwan, Malaysia and Brazil. The judging took place at Dalemain mansion, where expert WI judges tasted every jar of homemade [...]

February 26th, 2018|Marmalade Awards Press Releases|

Calling Marmalade Makers from across the Commonwealth

New for 2018: Here at the World's Original Marmalade Awards we are delighted to be running a 'Commonwealth Competition' this year. With the support of the Commonwealth Office and in a year of Commonwealth celebrations, the competition aims to bring people from all backgrounds and across the world together through the joy of making marmalade. [...]

January 30th, 2018|Marmalade Awards News|

The Future of Marmalade: it’s time to celebrate Innovation

Here at the Marmalade Awards we have always been keen to promote innovation and creativity in preserves – marmalade is far more than just an orange spread to have on your toast in the morning (wonderful and crucial though that is!) We love to champion new flavours and methods and have been on the hunt [...]

January 22nd, 2018|Marmalade Awards News|


On Tuesday 16th January the Dalemain World’s Original Marmalade Awards were delighted to present key beneficiary Hospice at Home Carlisle and the North Lakeland with a cheque for £15042.37 raised in 2017. This makes the total amount raised for charity by the Awards in the past year well over £20,000 with over 48 other hospice [...]

January 18th, 2018|Marmalade Awards Press Releases|

New Artisan Marmalade Judges

Here at the Marmalade Awards we have always been hugely proud of our Artisan judges, giants in the food industry whose talents have led to the selection of some truly incredible Marmalade Award winners year upon year. Led by our phenomenal head judges Pam ‘the jam’ Corbin and Dan Lepard, our judges have always been [...]

January 10th, 2018|Marmalade Awards News|

Sussex Fundraisers go for Gold!

Sussex fundraisers encourage entries into the 2018 World’s Original Marmalade Awards – with a little help from Hugh Bonneville. Friends of Sussex Hospices have been working hard to gather even more entries for the 2018 World’s Original Marmalade Awards. They hope to raise hugely important funds for palliative care in the area – and possibly [...]

January 3rd, 2018|Marmalade Awards News|

Dalemain in Winter

The winter season is here - the Mansion may have closed for the season at the end of October, but we have still been very busy here at Dalemain in the run up to Christmas. The Mediaeval Hall Tearoom has been open 11am - 3pm and has been a popular destination for walkers and Christmas [...]

December 14th, 2017|House and Estate News|

The Launch of the World’s Original Marmalade Awards at Australia House: VIDEO

We wrote a post recently about our launch of the 2018 World's Original Marmalade Awards, which took place on 31st October at Australia House. The event was both a launch party for the 13th World's Original Marmalade Awards and a celebration of the second Australian Festival of Marmalade, which took place in Riverland, Adelaide, in [...]

December 13th, 2017|Marmalade Awards News|

New Marmalade Awards Patrons

We are delighted to announce that we have two new Patrons of the World's Original Marmalade Awards and Festival, as they enter their 13th year. Russell Luckock founded the Marmalashes in 2010, when he contacted Jane Hasell-McCosh with a challenge - the best 12 Australian marmalades to go head to head with the best English. [...]

November 16th, 2017|Marmalade Awards News|
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