olive oil competitions

Sep. 23, 2021

Award-Winning Producers in Central Italy Prepare for Harvest

Sustainable farming, state-of-the-art milling, and synergies between committed farmers are key factors behind the success of the producers from central Italy

Aug. 13, 2021

Northern Italian Producers Share Secrets of Success at World Olive Oil Competition

A unique climate paired with a focus on local varieties helped propel producers from across the north of the country to success at the 2021 NYIOOC.

Aug. 2, 2021

Organic Producers from Puglia Triumph at World Competition

Producers from southwestern Italy overcame Xylella fastidiosa, erratic weather events and the Covid-19 pandemic to produce their award-winning extra virgin olive oils.

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Jul. 13, 2021

A Third of The Best American Olive Oils Come from This California Region

Producers from California’s Central Coast attributed the climate, soil and dedication of local institutions to their big successes at the World Olive Oil Competition.

Jul. 9, 2021

A Higher Calling for Award-Winning Producers in Italy

Committed to innovation and the environment, first-time NYIOCC winners know the future depends on the choices made today.

Jun. 30, 2021

Southern Italian Producers Enjoy Another Strong Showing at World Competition

Producers from Campania and Calabria overcame significant climatic challenges to once again demonstrate the quality of their extra virgin olive oils at the 2021 NYIOOC.

Jun. 24, 2021

Fruitful Harvest Yields Record Year for Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Producers from the two small Balkan countries enjoyed fruitful harvests and earned a record number of awards at the World Competition.

Jun. 24, 2021

Italian and Brazilian Producers Win Big at 6th EVO Contest

The competition led by Antonio G. Lauro received a record-high 704 entries, including 80 flavored oils.

Jun. 22, 2021

Bountiful Harvest Yields Wins for South African Producers at World Competition

South African producers earned a record-tying nine awards at this year’s NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, more than twice the number they earned in 2020.

Jun. 22, 2021

Producers from Peloponnese Shine at NYIOOC World Competition

The record success of Greek producers at the 2021 NYIOOC was partially driven by exceptional performances from producers on the southwestern Peloponnese peninsula.

Jun. 21, 2021

Award-Winning Producers Optimistic As Olive Oil Culture Takes Root in Japan

Extra virgin olive oil is becoming more common in Japanese households and restaurants, with families and chefs increasingly appreciating the healthy properties and unique flavors of high-quality olive oil.

Jun. 21, 2021

Portuguese Producers Continue to Demonstrate Quality at World Competition

Despite a lower yield in 2020, Portuguese growers produced high-quality oil and beat their success in the previous year's competition.

Jun. 21, 2021

Producers Across Spain Celebrate NYIOOC Success

Despite having inclement weather and the pandemic to contend with, Spanish producers had one of their best years at the industry's most prestigious competition.

Mar. 16, 2021

World Olive Oil Competition Receives Record Number of Entries

The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition announced it had received 1,171 entries for the 2021 edition, breaking the previous record of 1,003 set in 2018.

Oct. 21, 2020

World Olive Oil Competition Opens Registration for 2021

Early registration is open for the world's most prestigious olive oil quality contest.

Jul. 6, 2020

'EVO International' Contest Bestows Record Number of Awards in Italy

Italian and Spanish producers were among the big winners at the EVO International Olive Oil Contest.

May. 11, 2020

World Olive Oil Competition Rolls Out 2020 Winners

The reveal of this year's best extra virgin olive oils began at 9:00 AM, New York time, and will continue each day this week.

Mar. 4, 2020

Largest Field Yet for Olive Oil Literary Prize

Six young Italian authors were awarded for their work in the fields of science, poetry and fiction. The previously-proposed Mediterranean Olive Oil Women’s Network was also formally launched at the ceremony.

Jan. 29, 2020

Why There Won’t Be an ‘Awards Gala’ at the 2020 NYIOOC

It has been an expensive party paid for by 1,000 producers, but enjoyed by very few of them.

Oct. 23, 2019

Registration Opens for 2020 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition

Registration has opened for the 2020 edition of the NYIOOOC World Olive Oil Competition, the world’s largest and most prestigious olive oil quality contest.

Jun. 10, 2019

Italian Producers Lead the Way at Fourth EVO IOOC

At an award ceremony on Italy's Violet Coast, producers from the home nation won the night, bringing home 121 awards. Greece and Spain finished in a distinct second and third.

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