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Japan Olive Oil Prize - 8th Edition

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Tue, 04/07/2020 - 10:00am to Fri, 04/10/2020 - 5:00pm
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The 8th edition of the Japan Olive Oil Prize will be held in Tokyo on April 7-10, 2020

The Contest aims at promoting extra-virgin olive oils of all origin in Japan, and represents a unique opportunity for producers to increase their brand awareness in international markets. Please, register to the competition at the link below:

Any Extra Virgin Olive Oil produced in 2019 is eligible, granted a production batch of at least 500 Kg is guaranteed and the application form and the product samples are correctly submitted within the deadline, set on March 31th, 2020.

A renewed point-based decimal system between 8,00 (minimum) and 10,00 (maximum) will ensure a fairer award attribution based on the overall quality of the oils. The prizes will be awarded as follow:

between 8,00 and 8,99: Silver Prize

between 9,00 a 9,49: Gold Prize

between 9,50 a 10,00: Best in Class

Oils will be competing in the following categories: Organic, Blend, Monocultivar, P.D.O. and P.G.I. Certificates of excellence for oils with distinctive qualities (high polyphenols content), other special mentions and “Best of Country” for the oil with the highest score from each country will be also awarded.

The Jury is composed by an international panel of six certified sensorial analysis judges, supervised by the panel leaders Pietro Paolo Arca (Italy) and Konstantinos Liris (Greece): Pablo Voitzuk (USA), Michiyo Yamada (Japan), Angeles Calvo Fandos (Spain) and Antonio Giuseppe Lauro (Italy).

The announcement of the winners and the award ceremony shall take place on April 10, 2020, in Tokyo in front of media, Institutional Representative, experts and many others.

The Winners list will be published on JOOP official web page ( and Facebook (@joop.japanoliveoilprize) on April 13, 2020, at 2 pm (Japan time).

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