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THE WORLD'S ORIGINAL MARMALADE AWARDS WINNERS 2013Here are the details of entrants who won an award.
WORLD’S BEST MARMALADE MAKERS CROWNEDA retired micro-biologist from Brighton and an artisan preserves maker from a rural corner of the Czech Republic have been crowned the world’s best marmalade makers at this weekend’s World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival.
National Marmalade Week (2 March - 9 March)We're delighted to announce we'll be running another National Marmalade Week (2 March - 9 March). Our Awards and Festival officially kick off this week which we launched last year to encourage people to taste, make and buy more marmalade - if you like a glorious celebration of our orange preserve.
Dalemain Wins Prestigious Hudson's Media AwardDalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens wins prestigious heritage award for the Marmalade Awards & Festival Dalemain House in Penrith has been presented with a prestigious Hudson’s Heritage Award for Best Event.
Marmalade Awards & Festival Audio PodcastKeith & Lynne Allan (one-time BBC Radio Journalists) interviewing Jane Hasell-McCosh (Founder), Sponsors, Judges and Winners.
Our Homemade Marmalade Competition
Sponsored by Mackays and Paddington Bear
The Amateur Category for home-made marmalades has grown from 60 jars to nearly 2,000 jars in 2013, posted to us from all over the World, including The British Virgin Islands, Japan, America, Canada, Spain, France, Gibraltar, Portugal, Denmark, Norway, Australia, New Zealand and Switzerland, Alaska, Austria and South Africa.
All marmalade makers readily rise to a challenge and enter their marmalades into whichever class catches their eye – from Dark Seville to Merry (with alcohol), Tri Services, Clergyman’s, Man-made, Family – there are eleven classes from which to choose.
Each jar is tasted and marked by the Cumbrian W.I. and where it attains sufficient marks is then awarded a Dalemain Gold, Silver or Bronze. Each entrant receives a certificate designed by Mungo McCosh.
The best-in-show marmalade, is chosen from all the Gold Winners and is presented with a Dalemain Double Gold Award. The winner is then invited to have their recipe produced and scaled up by Fortnum & Mason (Dalemain’s southern outpost!) for a period of 1 year and it is sold at their store as well as in The Marmalade Shop at Dalemain. A sum of 50p from each jar sold is donated to Hospice at Home around the world.
Please use the links below to explore our pages on how to enter the homemade marmalade competition: