There is still time to submit your marmalade to this year’s World’s Original Marmalade Awards, the deadline is 10th February:

Founder Jane Hasell-McCosh, “Since announcing the Awards would return in 2021, we have had such a fantastic reaction from all over the world. People are thrilled to be able to participate in something creative after what has been such a difficult year. We therefore feel it is vital to hold the Awards this year, as long as we can do so safely.

“The wellbeing of our judges and volunteers is very important, and unfortunately, we cannot judge at present, but we will quickly resume judging as soon as everyone is comfortable it can be conducted safely. The deadline for entries is still the 10th February, so please send your entries in now. Luckily, marmalade is a product that can be stored for weeks or months without losing its quality!’

The judging will be later than usual and the results are expected to be announced at a special event at Dalemain on Sunday 20th June.  Thursday Cottage is one of the sponsors of The World’s Original Marmalade Awards, along with Fortnum & Mason and several other supportive companies.  The winning marmalade will be replicated by the cooks at Thursday Cottage and then sold at Fortnum & Masons and at Dalemain so everyone can taste it.