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.
Registration begins October 1, 2021.
Samples are due on or before May 1, 2022.
The 2022 NYIOOC will take place in May, 2022.
The official results will be announced in May, 2022.
Choose how many oils you wish to enter and pay the registration fee.
After February 1, go to the shipping page in your Producer Tools.
On the shipping page, create a box, enter the box dimensions, and indicate the brand samples that the box will contain. You can choose the NYIOOC shipping service or use your own courier.*
The instructions include the shipping address, manifest, sample barcodes, and packing instructions.
Tie (do not use adhesive tape) the sample identification barcodes to your product samples with string or a rubber band.
Wrap each bottle separately in protective material making sure samples are padded on all sides in the box. Avoid excessive use of adhesive tape.
Attach the provided invoice to the outside of your box in a clear envelope.
*If you choose to ship using your own courier, please be advised NYIOOC will not pay any fees or other shipping charges.
The time and date of the official unveiling of the results will be announced via Olive Oil Times. You will be notified via email when the results for your brand(s) are available in your Producer Tools dashboard. The results will be revealed on the Official Index of the World's Best Olive Oils.
If your brand is among the award winners, you will see a Promote 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 certificates and label artwork are available to download at no charge in Producer Tools.
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.
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. Non-winning brands are never publicly revealed.
Social media networks went crazy; suddenly, everyone wanted to know our brand and the Gold Award-winning extra virgin olive oil.
- Alvaro Pallarés, commercial director, Oleico Pallarés