What are the Marmalade Awards?
These quirky awards were founded in 2005 with the initial idea of preserving, growing and widening one of the most British of customs – making marmalade. 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.
Judged by an esteemed panel, these prestigious Awards put marmalade makers on the map, and winners can display their 'Double Gold', ‘Gold’, ‘Silver’ or ‘Bronze’ Award roundel on their jars, a huge marketing gift that declares their marmalade one of the best quality preserves in the world.
Not only do we print these stylish award labels, we also proudly sponsor the event.
Raising Money for Charity
To date the Dalemain Marmalade Awards & Festival have raised over £200,000 for Hospice at Home. In 2018 the money raised from amateur entry fees will go to charities including Hospice at Home and Marie Curie Scotland. All the proceeds from the amateur entry fees go direct to charity.
Entries for the 2018 Marmalade Awards are now CLOSED and the results will be announced at the Marmalade Festival at Dalemain Mansion on 17th March.
Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens will be open 17th & 18th March 10am – 4pm with all marmalade entries on display in the state rooms and Artisan marmalades from around the world available to taste and buy in the great barn.
Penrith Goes Orange Marmalade Festival will be taking place in Penrith town centre on 17th March 10am – 4pm. The whole town is going marmalade-mad, with dancing, music, storytelling, teddy-bear ziplines, an artisan farmer’s market and lots of orange shop windows with marmalady special offers!