Record entries have been announced at the 2021 Marmalade Awards. We are delighted to confirm that we have received well over 3,000 jars in the 2021 Awards. Entrants sent them from over 30 countries including Kuwait, Honduras, Brazil, Australia, the Channel Islands and Zambia. Once again, marmalade making has brought together communities and people from around the world.

Awards founder Jane Hasell-McCosh says: ‘The global marmalade making community really is phenomenal. When I started the competition in 2005, I never would have thought it could grow in this extraordinary fashion. The fact that thousands of people sent in their jars despite the challenges of coronavirus means so much to us. We cannot wait to begin the judging, and find our winner!’

The Rathbones First Timer Competition

Coronavirus lockdowns have led to a renewed interest in marmalade making. Not just for celebrities like Elizabeth Hurley, but across the UK! The Rathbones First Timers category has also seen record entries. People found joy in having something new and productive to do. There was also the added bonus of being in with a chance of winning the grand prize! Staff from across Rathbones’ Kendal offices have joined in the fun and made marmalade with their families.

Richard Dawson, Regional Director of Rathbone Investment Management’s Kendal office said: ‘We are delighted to sponsor this year’s Marmalade Awards, supporting local and world-wide charities. Making marmalade for the first time has united staff across our 15 offices and sparked plenty of competitive spirit. We look forward to the judging.’

The results will be announced on 20th June at Dalemain, as part of the annual Plant Fair. The winning homemade marmalade recipe will be replicated by award-winning producers Thursday Cottage and sold at Dalemain and Fortnum & Mason’s, in their famous Piccadilly store.

All proceeds from the Homemade Awards go to support Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland, as well as other palliative care charities worldwide. The Awards take place with the generous support of Fortnum & Mason, Rathbones, Armstrong Watson, Thursday Cottage and Lycetts.