OLIVE JAPAN International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition is one of the premier olive oil competitions in the world, bringing together the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in awarding medals to the best oils from around the globe.
This is the twelveth year of OLIVE JAPAN International Competition, Japan as the one of the most important market for olive oil in the world. The judges are invited from key major olive oil production countries and Japan, under recommendation by the Olive Oil Sommelier Association of Japan. (OSAJ)
This Competition will be held as a key program in the “OLIVE JAPAN 2023” and PREMIER and other Awards winners will be prized at the main event of the OLIVE JAPAN SHOW in June/July, and will be carried by major papers and trade magazines. The competition is committed to educating the public about extra virgin olive oil, featuring industry experts with extensive knowledge about selection, tasting and food pairings.
OLIVE JAPAN International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition and its panel of tasters invite you to participate in the tenth annual competition open to extra virgin olive oils and flavored olive oils throughout the world. In the 2021 Competition, OLIVE JAPAN had total 816 olive oil submitted from 27 countries and 599 extra virgins got awarded.
OLIVE JAPAN 2023 Entry Procedure
|Winners Announcement||MAY 1st, 2023 on this website|
|PREMIER MEDAL, GOLD MEDAL
|Upon Meeting the OLIVE JAPAN Quality Standard (No defects on Sensory, etc.), SILVER or GOLD Medal will be presented.
PREMIER Medal is the BEST of SHOW awarded from High Score GOLD Medal Winners.
The award should be determined by each entrant classification, such as Cooperative, Private Own Producers, Packers/Bottlers and Distributors.
All winners will be listed its product photo and brief introduction on the special website https://exvoliveoil.com published.
|SPECIAL PRIZES||Toshiya Tada Special Olive Oil Sommelier Award
Best olive oil by Countries
Best Producers Award
Best Flavored Oil
|Determine the Olive Oil you wish to enter and complete entry form in this website and just send it.
Deadline for the registration is APRIL 2, 2023
|2. ENTRY FEE per Entry (Same as 2021)|
|Applied from Japan||27,500Yen (Tax included) per entry (Only Applicable for domestic entries)|
|Applied from EU
and other European regions
|250 EURO per entry|
|Applied from US
and other International regions
|260 US Dollar per entry|
New Promotional Discount Campaign;
|International Extra Virgin Olive Oil will be received from now and until no later than APRIL 6, 2023. Shipments will be received weekdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. All olive oil entered MUST BE SHIPPED PREPAID. All samples should be packed with the confirmation e-mail of your entry on the inside and the name of the producer marked clearly on the outside.
It is the contestant responsibility to make proper shipment of their samples while OLIVE JAPAN has no responsibility for delayed delivery, lost packages and broken bottles. An entry shall consist of the designated contestant samples, as per entry;
7 bottles (or tins) if 100ml – 150ml bottle (or tin) contents, or
5 bottles (or tins) if 200ml – 250ml bottle (or tin) contents, or
3 bottles (or tins) if 375ml – 500ml bottle (or tin) contents, or
2 bottles (or tins) if over 750ml bottle (or tin) contents.
All the samples should be properly labeled with brand name, product name, bottle contents etc. as the commercial product in the market.
The Shipment should be recommended to use DHL or UPS.
Samples Shipping Address:
CONSIGNEE NAME: OLIVE JAPAN Competition Office
IN CARE OF: THE OLIVE OIL SOMMELIER ASSOCIATION OF JAPAN
3-4-1, KYOBASHI, CHUO-KU, TOKYO 104-0031, JAPAN
The OLIVE JAPAN International Extra Olive Oil Competition will acknowledge receipt of olive oil. The OLIVE JAPAN International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition is not responsible for any shipping or customs charges and taxes. A licensed broker with applicable importing licenses must clear international shipments of olive oil. If you have an importer it is best to use your own importer.
OLIVE JAPAN® 2022 Medals by Countries
OLIVE JAPAN® 2022 AWARD WINNERs !
We received total 816 Extra virgins and infused olive oil from 27 nations, recorded highest number of contestants since 2012.
Thank you so much for such great participation and support.
It is our great honor and pleasure to announce our Awards as 10 PREMIER MEDALS (BEST of SHOW), 10 FINALISTs = “Toshiya Tada Special Olive Oil Sommelier” Awards, 305 GOLD Medals and 284 SILVER MEDALs (as of June 16).
All the winners list can be downloaded here from the following links by Awards. (Last Updates; June 16, 2022)
OJ2022 19-SPECIAL-AWARD-Winners-List-ENG 0526-2
OJ2022 305-GOLD-Winners-E 0616
OJ2022 284-SILVER-Winners-E 0616
*i.e. There is no BRONZE, Double Gold, PLATIMUN Award in OLIVE JAPAN.
OLIVE JAPAN® 2022 PREMIER WINNERs（10 winners）
OLIVE JAPAN® 2022 FINALIST/Toshiya Tada Special Olive Oil Sommelier Award (10 winners)
OLIVE JAPAN® 2022 BEST OLIVE OIL by Countries (8 winners)
OLIVE JAPAN® 2022 The BEST FLAVORED OLIVE OIL