World Marmalade Festival Wants Your Jelly!

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

imageMarmalade – We all love it.  But who can create an exquisite nectar of the gods and claim the Marmalade Prize for their Clan in 2015?

For centuries Scotland has been the home of marmalade, with the preserve as we know it, first produced in Dundee, by the Keiller family in 1797 and today Mackays continue the tradition in Dundimageee.

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.

imageClosing 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!

2 responses to “World Marmalade Festival Wants Your Jelly!”

  1. Cecily Muller says:

    Can an entry be shipped to Scotland, or does one have to enter in person?

    • admin says:

      We believe you can send just your jar to the Marmalade Festival! Please check out the official website to get a direct answer to your great question! Good Luck! If you decide to enter please let us know your Clan and how we can cheer you on!

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