Extra virgin olive oil brands may be entered in the competition by any company or organization responsible for the brand in the market. This can be a farm, mill, cooperative, bottler, importer, distributor or marketer.
The number of entries will be limited. Past NYIOOC winners are guaranteed entry if registered before January 1, 2018.
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The New York International Olive Oil Competition is judged by the most distinguished panel of international experts ever assembled for an olive oil contest.
The cost to enter the contest is $275 before January 1, 2018. After January 1, until the close of registration, the cost is $300. Register online here.
Yes! If your olive oil wins an award, it will be photographed and publicized. Samples should be of the same packaging you use in the marketplace.
For complete information about shipping your samples, visit the Producer Tools FAQ.
NYIOOC entries are immediately masked, coded and stored in our secured, climate-controlled vault that maintains the oils at 14-15°C (57.2-59.0°F) under 100% UV-free lighting. You can see the current conditions here:
No, certainly not. But your olive oil does.
The contest winners will be unveiled at a press conference and reception on Thursday, April 26th, 2018. Complete results will be distributed through the international media and indexed on the website bestoliveoils.com.