See who officially makes the World's Best Marmalades in 2016. Huge Congratulations if you have won an award and thank you very much to everyone who entered. 

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MARMALADE 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.  

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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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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 and Sunday 20th March at Dalemain as part of the Marmalade Festival

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Dalemain Wins Prestigious Hudson's Media Award

Dalemain 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.

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Marmalade Awards & Festival Audio Podcast

Keith & Lynne Allan (one-time BBC Radio Journalists) interviewing Jane Hasell-McCosh (Founder), Sponsors, Judges and Winners.

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Dalemain Marmalade Awards

From 50 jars in 2005, the Awards have grown each year and in 2016, over 2,700 jars of marmalade were entered and judged from all around the World.

The awards set a standard which is recognised Internationally.  Both the Homemade and Artisan Awards provide feedback on your marmalade, with every jar entered receiving a judges tasting card with comments and a certificate.

Double Gold, Gold, Silver & Bronze Award Winners will be advertised on the website and marmalade awarded a Double Gold will be offered the opportunity of being on sale at Fortnum & Mason.

Renaissance:  The Awards is "THE" Awards for marmalade worldwide and has been attributed with the renaissance in marmalade manufacturing.

We look forward to receiving your wonderful marmalade next year, the results of this year can be found on the home page!

Homemade Awards

If you love making marmalade then watch this space and prepare to enter our 12th World's Original Marmalade Awards Competition in 2017. Entry forms and competition deadlines to be announced shortly...

Hotel and B&B Marmalade Map

This is a marmalade map of Hotels and B&B's Serving their Winning Marmalades - Gold and Double Gold. Read more...

Australian Festival

We are delighted to announce that the first Australian Festival of Marmalade will be launched at Beaumont House in Adelaide, South Australia this November. The festival is being organised by The South Australian National Trust under the umbrella organisation ‘The Dalemain World’s Marmalade Awards and Festival’, which are based at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens, Penrith, Cumbria UK. This is the first time a fringe event has been launched in another country, marking a new and exciting chapter in the marmalade world. Read more...

2016 Judges

Paddington Bear will be presiding over all the Judging! Read more...

2015 Winners

See who made the World's Best Marmalades in 2015 and congratulations if you won an award and thank you very much for entering. Hope to see your jars this year! Read more...

2014 Award Winners

Congratulations if you won an award and thank you very much for entering. Hope to see your jars next year! Read more...

2013 Award Winners

Our volunteers are very busy posting out mark cards for every entry received and certificates for all the winners in the home-made, Artisan and B&B and Hotel competitions, as well as our other contests including the Literary Competition, Label Competition, Marmalade Cat of the Year and Marmalashes. Everyone who entered will receive their scores etc soon. Because we received over 1500 home-made entries, we are only able to provide the Category Winners on the website, however you will each receive a mark card and if you won a Silver, Bronze or Commended you will also receive your certificate. Read more...

2012 Award Winners

Winners of the 2012 Marmal’Oscars’ revealed - And the best marmalade makers are… Read more...

Award Winners Gallery

Some of our winners have got some great stories to tell and what better way to do this than through the use of images! We've started collating some of our favourite images on this page from various winners. Click on the thumbnail for a larger images and description. Read more...


The World’s Original Marmalade Awards is ‘THE’ award for marmalade worldwide. Read more...

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