Entries for The World’s Original Marmalade Awards 2022 have now closed as marmalade flooded in to the halls of Dalemain Mansion. We have received 3,000 entries from preserve lovers around the world including Japan, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland and Taiwan to name a few. Most of the whole world is gripped with marmalade fever encouraged by this eccentric competition.

We have seen jars arriving in all sorts of ways: hand delivered in baskets, by a range of couriers, at Marmalade Exchanges, on the Marmalade Motorway and the Marmalade Railway Express. The methods of transport are interesting and diverse as is the marmalade itself!

Our two new categories for 2022 have been very popular: The Rathbones’ Next Generation category and Triple Peel. There has been so much creativity with lots of entrants experimenting with peel shape.

Just as the bells rang out to mark the start of the competition, they will also be ringing on Sunday 27th March to celebrate National Dalemain Marmalade Week, the bell ringers all over the country will be encouraged to ring the ‘Marmalade Delight Minor’

The winners will be announced at the Marmalade Festival on Saturday 14th May at Dalemain Mansion, Penrith. It will be a marmalade-themed day with cooking demonstrations, lectures, Q&A’s, marmalade displays and games. All set in the grounds of this wonderful stately home.