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The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival

It's time... To face... THE MARMALADE!

Here at Fortnum’s, we love to spread a little joy – in fact, to do so on an increasingly regular basis is one of our resolutions for 2020. We particularly like spreading said joy when it comes in the form of a good marmalade, preferably on hot buttered toast.

Which is why every year, we are proud to be a sponsor of The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival – an annual event where, frankly, joy-spreading is so rife it could almost be considered excessive.

Last year, Beth Furnell's Bitter Sweet Marmalade beat over 3,000 entries from 40 countries to be crowned 2019's Homemade Award Winner. Beth's marmalade has been commercially produced by Thursday Cottage and sold at Fortnum & Mason and Dalemain throughout the year, with 50p from each jar going to Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland.

The 2020 awards are now open! Entry is as easy as (marmalade) pie:

1. Fill in the entry form.

2. Work your magic and craft your finest marmalade creation (make sure it's in a sturdy jar that can be posted)

3. Then deliver both your maramalade and your entry form to us at any of the below drop-off points or via post:

Piccadilly: Ground floor, preserve section by 5pm Wednesday 5th February

St Pancras: Till point by 5pm Monday 3rd February

The Royal Exchange: Till point by 5pm Monday 3rd February

Dalemain: Entries to arrive via post by 7th February