The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition is the world’s largest and most prestigious olive oil quality contest. Its annual listing of award winners is widely considered the most trusted guide to the year’s best extra virgin olive oils.
2022 NYIOOC dates
Announcement of the winners
The official results will be announced in May, 2022.
Opening of registration
Anyone can register
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.
Flavored, infused or aromatized oils are not permitted
The entry fees for the 2022 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition are as follows:
Before January 1, 2022: $350 (early registration)
On or after January 1, 2022: $400 (standard registration)
After March 1, 2022 registration can close at any moment without notice.
Samples are due no later than May 1, 2022
Get started on Producer Tools
Every sample must be submitted in its normal retail packaging and brand label. Samples will be photographed, so please do not apply adhesive tape directly to the samples.
Required number of samples
If your bottles, tins, bags or pouches are 250 ML or more, send 2 samples.
For smaller containers, send enough samples to reach 250 ML of product in total.
When to send your samples
Sample shipments begin February 1, 2022. Please do NOT ship samples before this date.
How to ship your samples
All sample shipments must include the NYIOOC documents that you will download from Producer Tools after February 1, 2022.
After February 1, go to the shipping page in your Producer Tools.
If you choose to ship using your own courier, please be advised NYIOOC will not pay any fees or other shipping charges.
Storage of your samples
Announcement of results
The time and date of the official unveiling of the results will be announced via Olive Oil Times and email updates.
You will be notified via email when the results for your brand(s) are available in your Producer Tools dashboard.
The results will be announced in May on the Official Index of the World's Best Olive Oils.
If your brand is among the award winners, you will see a Promotion tab in your Producer Tools dashboard where you can:
Award winners can purchase stickers and trophies in their Producer Tool dashboard until August 1 of the competition year. No stickers or trophies will be available after August 1.
Award labels may only be affixed to winning brands in a winning year. For example, you cannot affix a 2020 Gold Award sticker to a 2021 harvest oil that was not awarded.
Non-winning entries and defects
The NYIOOC judges are trained to detect the positive and negative characteristics in olive oil samples. It is not uncommon for a brand to win an award in some other competition and fail to win in the NYIOOC.
Defects detected by our judging panel will be noted in the Brands tab in Producer Tools along with its likely causes. All results are verified and final.
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