THE MAJOR INTERNATIONAL EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL COMPETITIONS
There are many national and also regional extra virgin olive oil competitions in all of the major extra virgin olive oil producing countries. Since those have a local focus and due to the fact that not in every major olive oil producing country conducts a national extra virgin olive oil competition, we are currently not considering these results into our ranking because we wanted to keep it international and with equal opportunities.
Therefore only competitions with a broad international participant base and without proper commercial interest are being considered for our ranking. Also we only consider competitions which conduct their assessments / evaluations by a panel of tasting experts and therefore we do not consider those competitions where the panels include professionals form other areas or untrained amateurs in olive oil tasting.
For more on the rules for establishing our rankings, please refer to the document that we provide under the following link:
Rules and Guidelines of WBOO Rankings
INTERNATIONAL EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL COMPETITIONS & RESULTS 2015/2016
For the 2015/2016 harvest season we focussed on the competitions that you find below with a short desciption. You can download the individual results of each competition by simply clicking on the comeptition logo. In the section under the competition logos you will find the details on how we calculated the final results of our ranking, explaining for each competition how results have been valued.
Mario Solinas Award - COI/IOC
The "Mario Solinas Award" is being granted by the International Olive Council (IOC/COI) based in Madrid (Spain) and is certainly one of the strictest competitions.
The Ovibeja competition takes place in Beja (Portugal) in April with an international expert jury.
The ArgOliva competition is being held in September in the city of San Juan (Argentina) with an international expert jury and a complex evaluation scheme.
The L'Orciolo D'Oro competition from Enohobby Club in Gradara (Italy) is being held in May with an international expert jury.
Intl. Olive Oil Award Zurich
The International Olive Oil Award is being held in march in Zurich (Switzerland) by the Swiss Olive Oil Panel, trained in accordance with the IOC regulations.
The Armonia competition with it's Trofeo Alma is being held in May by the International Extravirgin Oliveoil Agency in Spoleto (Italy).
The Sol D'Oro competition takes place in March in Verona (Italy) with an international expert jury.
The Oil China competition is being held in April in Beijing (China) with an international expert jury.
The Olive Japan competition is being held by the Olive Oil Sommelier Association of Japan in April with an international expert jury.
BIOL Premio Internazionale
The BIOL competition is being held in Andria (Italy) in March and is the largest competition for ecological extra virgin olive oils.
SIAL Olive D'Or
The Olive D'or competition takes place in Montreal (Canada) during the SIAL Fair in May.
Evooleum EVOO Awards
Evooleum EVOO Awards organized by MERCACEI and AEMO is being held in Cordoba (Spain) in February with an international expert jury.
Athena International Olive Oil Competition
The Athena International Olive Oil Competition, led by Maria Katsouli is being held in Athens (Greece) in March with an international expert jury.
Los Angeles Intl. Olive Oil Competition
The "Los Angeles Intl. Olive Oil Competition" is being conducted by the L.A. County Fair Organization and does always have a broad international expert jury.
Leone d'Oro dei Mastri Oleari is the oldest international competition of Italy, from 2017 on organized by O'Live & Italy and back in the ranking. The final is held in April with a jury of experts that come only from certified panels.
PROCEEDINGS FOR CALCULATION OF THE 2016/2017 FINAL RESULTS
With all the right in the world our readers, the producers and of course also the competitions itself whose results build our ranking, ask themselves how we compute the results. Generally said, the proceedings are quite easy and follow a simple scheme:
The results of each and every competition enter in our ranking following the same points scheme. Our points scheme firstly provides 10-9-8-7-6-5 point(s) to the winners of each competition and gives extra points for complying with certain criteria due to the strictness of each and every competition. This leads to a maximum of 15 additional points for a single competition, making (25) the maximum of points to gained from one competition. In competitions where the organizers provide result lists for conventional and organic olive oils, points are being awarded to the winning conventional and organic olive oils. Results of the individual olive oils from the purely organic competitions are only considered for the ranking of the world's best organic olive oils.
Please find in the below table how each and every competition has been considered in our 2016/2017 ranking:
|Comp / Awards / Points||1st Prize||WBOO Pts||2nd Prize||WBOO Pts||3rd Prize||WBOO Pts||4th Prize||WBOO Pts||5th Prize||WBOO Pts||6th Prize||WBOO Pts|
|Mario Solinas Award||1st prize||25||2nd prize||24||3rd prize||23||1st Finalist||22||2nd Finalist||21||3rd Finalist||20|
|Evooleum||1st prize||22||2nd prize||21||3rd prize||20||4th Prize||19||5th Prize||18||6th Prize||17|
|Expoliva||1st prize||22||2nd prize||21||Finalist||20||Mention||20|
|Argoliva||1st prize||21||2nd prize||20||Finalist||19|
|Sol D'Oro||Gold||20||Silver||19||Bronze||18||Grd Mention||17|
|Leone D'Oro||1st prize||20||Grd Mention||19|
|ARMONIA||1st prize||18||2nd prize||17||3rd prize||16||Grd Mention||15|
|Oil China||Gold||16||Silver||15||Bronze||14||Grd Mention||13|
|L'Orciolo D'Oro||1st prize||15||2nd prize||14||3rd prize||13||Grd Mention||12||Mention||11|
|BIOL||1st prize||15||2nd prize||14||3rd prize||13||Extragold||12||Gold||11||Silver||10|
|Athena IOOC||Double Gold||15||Gold||14||Silver||13||Bronze||12|
|SIAL Olive D'Or||Gold||13||Silver||12||Bronze||11||Mention||10|
|L.A. IOOC||Best of Show||11||Best of Class||10||Gold||9||Silver||8||Bronze||7|
For all the details on the current rules for establishing our rankings, please refer to the document that we provide under the following link:
Rules and Guidelines of WBOO Rankings