Calling all Scottish clan chiefs, chieftains, clans men and women all over the world to enter a jar in The World’s Original Marmalade Competition & Help Raise Money for Marie Curie Scotland!
Huh? What? The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival at Dalemain!
OK. When? 28th February & 1st March 2015
Now the nation’s modern day cooks are being challenged to prove their own homemade preserves are as good as their ancestors. A Stirring of the Clans will be part of the 10th anniversary of the World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival and Scottish people from anywhere in the world are being invited to enter using their tartan to make a paper cover for the lid.
The competition includes many different categories apart from the Stirring of the Clans so you are encouraged to enter other categories as well and all marmalade sent in from a Scottish clansmen and women will have the full entry money forwarded to Marie Curie Scotland.
Closing date for entries is 15th February 2015. Everyone who enters a jar will have their preserve tasted and judged by experts, and will receive a personalised mark card with feedback on how the marmalade can be improved – or if they are lucky, a gold, silver or bronze award. Last year over 1,900 jars were entered. The double gold star winner wil have their marmalade created by a commercial kitchen and then stocked at Fortnum & Mason.
There are also competitions for artisan, B&B/hotel and restaurant owners.
The Awards & Festival are sponsored by Fortnum & Mason, Paddington Bear and Scottish marmalade maker Mackays.
The festival on the 28th February &1st March 2015 plays host to the most famous marmalade lover of them all, Paddington Bear, with a screening of his film and guest appearances and readings from his adventures. Visitors to the Marmalade Festival held at Dalemain Mansion, near Penrith in the Lake District have the chance to taste over 500 different marmalades, attend workshops, lectures and even a marmalade church service.
The event kicks off National Marmalade Week overseen by the awards’ organisers, which encourages people to buy or make marmalade. Marmalade Week will be rung in with hand bells at Dalemain in Cumbria and this will be picked up by bell ringers all over the Britain ending at the St Mary le Bow where the Great Bell of Bow will round off the celebration(1-8 March 2015),
AGAIN – Don’t Delay: Closing date for entries is 15th February 2015. Further details including an entry form, fees, category criteria, and submission details at
Marmalade Awards on Twitter – @MarmaladeAwards
And on Facebook – WorldMarmaladeAwards
What Clan will be 2015 Marmalade Master? Enter today!