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Registration Opens for NYIOOC2019

Early entries have already been submitted at a fast rate and organizers said registrations will be limited to the first 1,000 brands, as last year.

Oct. 11, 2018
By Olive Oil Times Staff

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The early reg­is­tra­tion period has begun for the 2019 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition during which pro­duc­ers, dis­trib­u­tors and mar­keters can enter their brands at a dis­counted rate.

We are apply­ing every­thing we’ve learned over the past six years to aim even higher for 2019.- Curtis Cord, NYIOOC pres­i­dent

The sev­enth edi­tion of the world’s most pres­ti­gious olive oil com­pe­ti­tion will take place from May 5 to May 10 in New York City. Early entries have been sub­mit­ted at a faster rate than ever before and orga­niz­ers said reg­is­tra­tions will again be lim­ited to the first 1,000 brands, as they were last year.

Curtis Cord, the NYIOOC pres­i­dent, said there were a number of changes in store for 2019 includ­ing the addi­tion of three more judges to 21 in all, extend­ing the tast­ings to six days, a redesigned pro­to­col and a larger venue to host the awards event on the evening of May 10.

“We are apply­ing every­thing we’ve learned over the past six years to aim even higher for 2019,” Cord said. “As the har­vest is only get­ting under­way for many pro­duc­ers, we are already plan­ning an event that will honor their ded­i­ca­tion and resolve — a com­pe­ti­tion at the high­est level that they deserve.”

Cord added that his team is also work­ing on sev­eral ini­tia­tives designed to pub­li­cize the win­ners of the con­test through new chan­nels. “We never stop devel­op­ing more ways to let people know these are the brands that need to be on the top of your list,” he said, adding that the effect would be to grow brand recog­ni­tion and sales for the suc­cess­ful con­tes­tants.

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The NYIOOC, held each spring in New York City, is the world’s largest olive oil con­test and its annual list­ing of award win­ners is widely con­sid­ered to be the author­i­ta­tive guide to the year’s best extra virgin olive oils.

The 2018 com­pe­ti­tion saw 1,000 entries from 28 coun­tries par­tic­i­pat­ing — the largest vari­ety of extra virgin olive oils ever assem­bled in one place.

The annual event is orga­nized by Olive Oil Times.

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Olive oil pro­duc­ers, importers and mar­keters can enter their brands on the NYIOOC Producer Tools portal.