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NYIOOC Will Limit Entries to 1,000

With entries quickly approaching one thousand, NYIOOC organizers say they will close registration in a matter of days.

Mar. 6, 2018
By Olive Oil Times Staff

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The 2018 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Com­pe­ti­tion is near­ing 1,000 reg­is­tered entries and will close reg­is­tra­tion the moment that num­ber is reached, orga­niz­ers said, likely within the next few days.

While we’d like to allow all pro­duc­ers who strive to make high-qual­ity olive oil to par­tic­i­pate, lim­it­ing the entries this year is nec­es­sary to man­age the event in accor­dance with our pro­to­cols.- Cur­tis Cord, NYIOOC pres­i­dent

The sixth edi­tion of the world’s largest olive oil com­pe­ti­tion will announce its results April 26 in New York.

Despite another chal­leng­ing sea­son and pro­duc­tion short­falls in some regions, pro­duc­ers around the world are rush­ing to com­pete in the annual event, far sur­pass­ing even last year’s record-break­ing 910 entries from 27 coun­tries.

But NYIOOC orga­niz­ers said they will need to stop when the 1,000th entry is reg­is­tered which will be, at the cur­rent rate, in just a mat­ter of days.

Award-winners Silvia Lombardo (left) and Tommaso Asaro (right) with NYIOOC judge Brígida Jiménez Herrera at the 2017 NYIOOC (Photo: NYIOOC)

While we’d like to allow all pro­duc­ers who strive to make high-qual­ity olive oil to par­tic­i­pate, lim­it­ing the entries this year is nec­es­sary to man­age the event in accor­dance with our pro­to­cols,” said Cur­tis Cord, the founder of the NYIOOC and pub­lisher of Olive Oil Times.

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Held each April, the NYIOOC is the world’s most pres­ti­gious olive oil qual­ity con­test, and its annual list­ing of award win­ners is widely con­sid­ered the most trusted guide to the year’s best olive oils.

The win­ners will be unveiled at a press con­fer­ence broad­cast live on April 26 fol­low­ing a tast­ing event attended by hun­dreds of pro­duc­ers, food indus­try pro­fes­sion­als and inter­na­tional media rep­re­sen­ta­tives.


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