Organisers 'amazed by the enthusiasm' of marmalade makers

With entries coming from as far as Australia, the Philippines, South Africa, Japan and South Korea, this year,s World Marmalade Awards have been hailed a success.

More than 2,000 jars were sent in by amateur marmalade-makers to the event at Dalemain, near Penrith.

This year has also seen an increased number of artisan marmalade entries compared to last year, a sign organisers claim, shows the awards are now setting the standard for marmalade both nationally and internationally.

The award winners were revealed yesterday, 1 March, at 11am .

The artisan marmalade maker awarded Double Gold will be offered the opportunity to sell their wares at Fortnum & Mason.

"Yet again we have been amazed by the enthusiasm and support of marmalade-makers all over the world for this wonderful competition. We look forward to welcoming people to Dalemain over the festival to celebrate this great preserve. We must also look to the future and make sure that the Seville oranges of Seville continue to be grown for this ever increasing market."

– Jane Hasell-McCosh, Organiser World Marmalade Awards

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World Marmalade Awards 2014

It has been a record haul at this year's World Marmalade Awards, with more than 2,000 jars sent in by amateur marmalade-makers. Entries fhave come as from as far afield as Australia, the Philippines, South Africa, Japan and South Korea.