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LATEST PRESS RELEASE & VIDEO: 'The Marmalade Awards & Festival Spreads Orange Rays Across Cumbria as the Tourist Season Opens'

Film maker Matt Sharman lives on the Dalemain Estate, and we were lucky enough to secure his services for this short film showcasing the Marmalade Festival.  Matt said “I’m really pleased to be able to contribute to the festival and its continuing success.  I specialise in remote location film production, whether it’s  farming system initiatives for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Sub-Saharan Africa or documenting mountain expeditions in the Himalaya, so working so close to home, in the lovely Dalemain environment, has been a welcome change!" Matt’s work can be viewed: www.coldhousecollective.com  

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NEW MARMALADE CATEGORY FOR 2016 - YOUNG CHEF'S MARMALADE (16-26yrs)

All trainees up to a commis chef level. If you win, your prize is to work with Executive Chef, Sydney Aldrige at Fortnum&Mason for two days and the opportunity for having your champion recipe served in one of the restaurants at F&M.

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2016 DROP-OFF POINTS ANNOUNCED - Fortum & Mason, London (Marmalade Exchange), Mackays (Marmalade Exchange), Paddington Bear Shop at Paddington Station & Patteson's Glass + more.....

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A Marmalade 'Run' & 'Peel of Bells’ launches National Marmalade Week on Sun 28 Feb - Sun 6th Mar 2015. Calling all Runners & Campanologists!

A Marmalade 'Run' and a Marmalade 'Peel of Bells’ will launch National Marmalade Week and Paddington Bear will start the race from the Dalemain Estate and a 'Peel of Bells' will resound around the country starting with the Great Bell of Bow, of Oranges & Lemons nursery rhyme fame. National Marmalade Week, overseen by the awards’ organisers, encourages people to try, buy or make marmalade, have a family marmalade making day, wear something orange and to help raise money for charity.

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WHY NOT ENTER THE MARMALADE RUN! SUNDAY 28TH FEBRUARY 2016

Join in the Marmalade Awards & Festival Celebrations and enter The Marmalade Trail Running Race, a 10k event that takes place on Sunday 28th February 2016, 09:30am from the Dalemain Estate.

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The World's Original Marmalade Awards Winners 2015

See who made the World's Best Marmalades in 2015 and congratulations if you have won an award and thank you very much for entering.

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WINNERS PRESS RELEASE 2015: World’s Best Marmalade Makers Crowned at 2015 Marmalade Festival

WINNING MARMALADE MAKERS MORE INVENTIVE THAN EVER THE CLANS HAVE BEEN STIRRED; SCOTLAND BRINGS HOME A JOINT DOUBLE GOLD AWARD  

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NEXT YEAR'S DATES ANNOUNCED - FOR AWARDS & FESTIVAL 2016

Marmalade Headquarters are pleased to announce that next year's World's Original Marmalade Awards & Festival will take place on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March 2016.  THE DEADLINE FOR ALL MARMALADE ENTRIES WILL BE SUNDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 2016. We are very pleased to announce that Paddington is confirmed to star again in 2016 at Dalemain Marmalade Festival.  We would like to thank Paddington, Mackays and Fortnum & Mason for their continued support as the principal sponsors.  

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THE MARMALASHES RESULTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2015!

The Australian 1st team were beaten by 202 runs by the British Team to 197 runs. The Australian Village Team (2nd Team) against participants in the Cumbria Team (2nd Team) and were pipped to the post by 185 runs to 183 runs.

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The Girl Guides have been supporters of the Awards & Festival for eleven years

 Festival supporters for the last eleven years, read a bit about what the Guides do.  The Girl Guides will have a FREE children's craft Tent in Penrith on Saturday 19th March as part of the Marmalade Festival

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The World’s Original Dalemain Marmalade Awards & Festival 2016

NEW DATES: Sat 19th & Sun 20th March 2016

    @MarmaladeAwards



Is your Marmalade the World's Best Marmalade 2016?
 
Home-made Awards Entry Form available here to download
Children's Marmalade Label Competition Entry Form available here to download
Artisan Awards Entry Form available here to download
ENTRIES FROM ABROAD PLEASE STATE MARMALADE IS A SAMPLE & NOT FOR RESALE TO AVOID IMPORT TAX
Hotel, B&B and Restaurant Entry Form available
here to download

Deadline for Entries

Valentines Day

FILM MAKER, Matt Sharman's Video:
  Cumbria has come through the worst floods in living memory, but people are looking forward to a new season, with events like the Marmalade Festival providing visitors with wonderful experiences and brilliant memories.
Please click on the Image below for video.

A further link to the full screen video Dalemain Marmalade Awards from Matt Sharman on Vimeo.

As we enter our second decade we continue to seek marmalade lovers from all over the World and this year the deadline for all marmalade entries is Valentine's Day and Paddington Bear loves marmalade!

THE MARMALADE AWARDS - WHAT ARE THEY ALL ABOUT?

These quirky awards were founded in 2005 by Jane Hasell-McCosh with the initial idea of preserving, growing and widening one of the most British of customs – making marmalade. They have gone on to generate a following far beyond Jane’s wildest expectations and have humour and a life of their own, inspiring people from all over the world to get involved.

The Awards are centred on Dalemain Mansion; a Georgian stately home lived in by the same family for over 300 years, which also happens to hold a very rich archive of Marmalade recipes.

The Awards & Festival are sponsored by Mackays, Fortnum & Mason, and Paddington Bear.  Business Supporters are Patteson’s Glass our approved suppliers of marmalade jars and Hudson’s Media.  Festival Supporters are: Barclays, Epic Events, Rheged, Penrith Chamber of Commerce, Penrith Locally, Penrith Bid, Ullswater Steamers, Sharrow Bay, Inn on the Lake, The North Lakes Hotel, Eden FM and Eden Local and Cranstons.

To date the Dalemain Marmalade Awards & Festival have raised nearly £200,000 for Hospice work in Cumbria and around the world. The full homemade entry fees goes to Hospice at Home, Action Medical Research and Marie Curie in Scotland.

THE HOMEMADE/AMATEUR MARMALADE COMPETITION 2016

For Marmalade Lovers, 14 special categories for our #LoveMarmalade campaign with Valentines Day being the deadline for all entries. The Categories including some old favourites as well as quirky and amusing new ones; Hairdresser's Marmalade & Lifetime Marmalade Award. This competition is open to all amateur/homemade marmalade makers who love making marmalade and think their recipe deserves love and glory.

We are pleased to announce the 2016 Home-made Award Categories:

  • Seville Orange Marmalade (Sponsored by Mackays)
  • Military Marmalade
  • Dark & Chunky Marmalade
  • Children's Marmalade - For Children 13 and under with a little help from an adult (Sponsored by Paddington Bear)
  • FREE Children's Marmalade Label Competition (Sponspored by Paddington Bear) - Please click on link for entry form
  • Man-Made Marmalade
  • World Marmalade - NEW (Sponsored by Mackays)
  • First Timers (Sponsored by Patteson's Glass)
  • Hairdresser's Marmalade - NEW
  • Merry Marmalade - Marmalade with Alcohol
  • Campanologists Marmalade
  • Any Citrus Marmalade
  • Peers, Political & Clergy Marmalade
  • A Marmalade McNab - Marmalade with Interesting Additions
  • A Stirring of the Clans....United by Marmalade (Sponsored by Mackays)

The 2016 Homemade Competition entry form is available to download now, please click here for the form.

The Children's Label Competition details and entry form is available to download here. Sponsored by Paddington Bear.

The MarmalAshes 2016 (part of the homemade competition)

In 2015 Great Britain won the MarmalAshes. But make no mistake the Aussies are on the war path and rallying marmalade from all over Australia to re-capture their prize in 2016. They have won three times and we will be facing stiff opposition. So if you think that your marmalade could be part of the winning team add an extra £2 to your entry to be considered and get your name entered onto the Dalemain wall of Fame.

The Australian team are already making their marmalade and preparing a team and you can see what they are up to by visiting:  www.buninyong.vic.au/marmalade/marmalashes.htm.

THE COMMERCIAL ARTISAN MARMALADE COMPETITION 2016

NEW CATEGORY FOR 2016 - Young Chef' Marmalade (16-26yrs)
All trainees up to a commis chef level.

Make & enter your citrus based marmalade from the categories above and also create a recipe for a splendid seasonal spring or summer dish using the marmalade (savoury or sweet).  If you win, your prize is to work with Executive Chef, Sydney Aldrige at Fortnum&Mason for two days and the opportunity for having your champion recipe served in one of the restaurants at F&M.

This competition is open to all artisan and commercial marmalade makers who use the open pan method. The Artisan Competition entry form is available to download now, click here for the form.  Please see the 'Artisan Competition' tab above top left for full information.

THE HOTEL, BED & BREAKFAST and RESTAURANT COMPETITION 2016

The Hotel and B&B Category is for establishments who make their marmalades in their kitchens, and continues to raise standards of marmalades served to guests not only in this country but from abroad.

The awards assist marmalade enthusiasts to locate the best bed & breakfasts and hotels, serving the best marmalade.

The term Bed and Breakfast is particularly important because private homes all over Great Britain have played host to visitiors for centuries.  Breakfast is always home cooked and of a very high standard but often the one ingredient that does not get proper attention is the marmalade that is served.  Our desire is to find the best marmalades around the country to enable the Marmalade lover to make an informed choice when visiting any part of Britain or the World. 

This competition is for anyone who produces their marmalade for consumption in their Hotel, Bed & Breakfast or Restaurant.

The Hotel, B&B and Restaurant entry form is available to download now, click here for the formPlease see the 'Hotel, B&B and Restaurant Competition' tab above top left for full information.

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CHARITY

Remember the whole of your entry money for the homemade competition goes to charity. To date those golden pots of marmalade have raised nearly £200,000 for charity. Please visit the Charity tab for full information on Hospice at Home, Action Medical Research and Marie Curie in Scotland.
 

visit the paddington bear sponsor page visit the Mackays sponsor page visit the Fortnum & Mason sponsor page