Ken Bradley, gold winner, presented with his award by Jane Hasel-McCosh also pictured is Jeff Downes.
Welcome to the 2018 Australian Marmalade Awards
It’s cold outside, and the new season’s citrus is rapidly ripening up in the Riverland and our own backyards. There is still time to get into the kitchen and try your hand at making marmalade and entering the Australian Marmalade Competition!
There are two competition sections available in the competition this year: home-made and artisan.
Within the home-made section there are a number of categories: Seville Orange, Any Citrus, Marmalade with a Twist, Gardener’s Marmalade, Children’s Marmalade, Man Made Marmalade, Beaumont Kitchen Marmalade, ‘Octogenarian and upwards’ and Heritage Marmalade. Find a category that suits you by checking the definitions on the back of the home-made competition entry form.
The Artisan Competition is open to all small scale commercial producers who make their marmalade by the ‘open pan’ method. This is usually done in small batches using a traditional method. Artisan producers are asked to supply two jars of each type of marmalade, one for judging and one for public tasting at the festival. The categories are: Seville Orange, Any Citrus, Marmalade with a Twist, Dark and Chunky and Savoury Marmalade.
The competition is open until Friday 21 September and the winners announced at the 2018 Festival of Marmalade at Beaumont House on Sunday 7 October 11am to 5pm.
The Festival will celebrate the winners of the Australian Marmalade Competition and all things citrus. Come and enjoy Spring in the beautiful grounds of Beaumont House, which will be transformed into a citrus paradise, offering citrus plants for sale, information on Riverland citrus, how to grow citrus and practical demonstrations of cooking with citrus. There will be citrus-themed stalls, displays, a tasting table, food-trucks, presentations on growing citrus and marmalade, plus much more……
The marmalades entered into this year’s competition will be on display inside the house and the awards will be presented by major partner, Jane Hasell-McCosh, of Dalemain Estate, Cumbria, in the United Kingdom, inventor and presenter of the incredibly successful World’s Original Marmalade Awards and Festival UK for over twelve years.
All gold winners will receive a certificate for their winning marmalade and the champions of this year’s Australian competition receive free entry to the world championship of marmalade at Dalemain in the UK in March 2019 and may have their winning marmalade produced for sale by South Australia’s very own Beerenberg Farm.
So try your hand at making a batch of marmalade and maybe winning an award!
For more information about the Australian Marmalade Awards and Festival please contact us by phone or email.
Telephone enquiries: (08) 8202 9200 or
Marmalade entry forms
Winners of 2017 Marmalade Awards
George Sharp of Tarra Valley Foods receiving his Artisan double gold award presented by Jane Hasell-McCosh.
Winner of 2016 Marmalade Awards
Martina Taeker, creator of the overall champion marmalade with her winning entry 2016, photographer S Duff.