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May 9 to 11, 2023

Olive d'Or Competition

More opportunities this year!
 
Each year, more than one hundred Extra Virgin Olive Oils are showcased to the 20,000 visitors of SIAL Canada.
 
Following a growing and evolving demand, 2 new features have been added to the Olive d’Or competition which selects the Golden Drop, Silver and Bronze winners according to the categories ripe fruitiness, light fruit flavor, medium fruit flavor, strong fruit flavor and aromatic.
 
The competition is open to extra virgin olive oils from all over the world, whether they are exhibitors or not at SIAL Canada.
 
30 medals are to be won, try your luck!

New: aromatic oils

The Olive d’Or competition is now open to oils flavored or infused with a natural or chemical aroma, our jury will enjoy the balance of its flavors whether it is basil, chili, truffle, parmesan, or other!

Hemispheres

Participants in the 5 categories will compete under their own hemisphere to allow each country to be judged on an identical harvest in terms of season.
 
Thus, olive oils from the Southern Hemisphere will compete according to the spring 2022 harvest (before July) while the Northern Hemisphere will judge the fall 2022 harvest (after July). Each will be awarded a Golden Olive Drop winner according to their hemisphere’s category.

Why participate?

  • A prestigious and recognized competition, with great visibility to the public and professional journalists.
  • An effective market test: a competitive way to have your product tested by a jury of experts but also by the 20,000 visitors of the show.
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  • Targeted sampling: specialized media and key industry players have the opportunity to taste the winning oils on site.
  • A showcase where participating products will be displayed during the three days of the show.
  • A ranking that allows you to earn points for the EVOO’s of the year (EVOO World Ranking).

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Winners of the 2022 edition

Discover the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Coup de Coeur in the 4 categories, as well as the Organic and Design Special Awards!

Winners of the 2019 edition

Relive the 15th edition and discover the 16 best extra virgin olive oils awarded.

Terms of participation

The olive oils presented must meet the following criteria:

  • Extra virgin olive oils
  • Less than 0.8% oleic acid
  • From a homogeneous batch of a minimum of 2,000 liters
2023 packages rates

# PACKAGE 1: $325 CAD in Early bird price ($370 CAD in Regular price)

  • Participation in the contest
  • Showcase of your product in the Olive d’Or booth during the 3 days of the show
  • Your listing in the official show guide and website

# PACKAGE 2: $630 CAD in Early bird price ($730 CAD in Regular price)

  • Includes package #1
  • Tasting of your product at the Olive d’Or booth during the 3 days of the show
  • Contact list of potential buyers who have expressed interest in your olive oil

> Early bird price until February 7th, 2023

> Regular price from February 8th to March 8th, 2023

Categories

The participant must determine the category in which he or she wishes to present his or her product and specify it at the time of registration. The president of the jury can reserve the right to change the category according to her appreciation and her judgment will not be questioned.

There are 5 categories: ripe fruity, light fruity, medium fruity, intense fruity and aromatic.

The 3 winners Golden Drop, Silver Drop, Bronze Drop will be rewarded by category and by hemisphere, either North or South.

Click here to know how to classify your oils

Christine Cheylan

Jury President

Owner of Château Virant, Olive oils

“For more than 15 years now, the Olive d’or competition has been judging oils from around the world and giving them a legibility on the North American market. Each year, I observe a great enthusiasm from professionals for this product which, as old as the world, has never been so popular, especially for its organoleptic qualities and the health benefits it provides. By participating in the Olive d’Or competition, the oils are exhibited for 3 days in a prestigious setting: the Olive d’Or space, a place of discovery and exchange for product enthusiasts.

Partners of the Olive d'Or Competition 2022

Contact us

Maëlle Rey-Maréchal
Marketing and Special Operations Manager