The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ICCJ) is glad to present the seventh edition of the JOOP (Japan Olive Oil Prize) Contest, which will be held in Tokyo on April 8-12, 2019.
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. Winning oils have the possibility to participate at the trade shows in Japan (ACCI Gusto), events at major department stores in Tokyo and Osaka and being featured in specialised media. Please, register to the competition at the link below:
Any Extra Virgin Olive Oil produced in 2018 is eligible, granted a production batch of at least 1.000 Kg is guaranteed and the application form and the product samples are correctly submitted within the deadline, set on March 31th, 2019.
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 leader Pietro Paolo Arca (Italy): Antonio Giuseppe Lauro (Italy), Konstantinos Liris (Greece), Pablo Voitzuk (USA), Michiyo Yamada (Japan) and Angeles Calvo Fandos (Spain).
The announcement of the winners and the award ceremony shall take place on April 12, 2019, in Tokyo in front of media, Institutional representatives, experts, and many others.
The Winners list will be published on JOOP official web page (https://jooprize.com/) and Facebook (@joop.japanoliveoilprize) on April 15, 2019, at 2 pm (Japan time).