Dalemain’s famous Marmalade Awards are taking place once again this year, and the awards see the return of the Commonwealth category, this year sponsored by renowned marmalade producers Thursday Cottage. The 2019 Marmalade Awards & Festival will take place at Dalemain Mansion on Saturday 16th March, where the winners will be announced.
The World’s Original Marmalade Awards were founded in 2005 to help to preserve, grow and widen one of the most British of customs – marmalade making. From small beginnings they have grown into an internationally renowned and highly acclaimed event, with support from leading companies such as Fortnum & Mason. In 2018 almost 3,000 jars of marmalade were sent from countries as far away as South Korea, Botswana, Japan, Australia and the Philippines, while the Artisan Marmalade competition has helped to promote small producers around the world.
The launch of the 14th World’s Original Marmalade Awards and the inaugural Japanese Marmalade Awards took place on 17th January at the Embassy of Japan, in the presence of His Excellency Ambassador Mr Koji Tsuruoka and Awards founder Jane Hasell-McCosh.
The winner of the 2018 Commonwealth category in last year’s awards was India, with an orange and ginger marmalade made by Victoria Singh at Col. Sudhir Farm, Kota, Rajasthan, using organic oranges picked from a tree that grow in the grounds of the house, with white Indian sugar, stone-crushed locally grown root ginger juice, and powdered mountain rock salt.
This category is running as part of the Homemade Marmalade Awards – entry is £10 and the full entry fee goes to charity, either Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland or the palliative charity of the entrant’s choice.
Entries can be any type of marmalade, citrus based, with extra consideration for marmalade with flavors and ingredients that reflect the maker’s country or heritage.
The deadline for entries for this competition is 14th March.