ATHENA International Olive Oil Competition

Scoring System

All olive oil entries are assessed using a scoring system with a maximum score of 100. Awards are based on the following table

Double gold medal
95.0 - 100

Gold medal
85.0 - 94.9

Silver medal
75.0 - 84.9

65.0 - 74.9

Special Awards

To further reward specific efforts, the Athena International Olive Oil Competition presents the following score-based special awards:

  1. Highest score (Best of Show)
  2. Best olive oil per country of origin (minimum of 5 entries required).
  3. Best olive oil from a single cultivar
  4. Best entry per cultivar (minimum of 5 entries required per cultivar)
  5. Best blended (multi-varietal) olive oill
  6. Best olive oil from the Koroneiki variety, worldwide
  7. Best Greek olive oil from the Koroneiki variety
  8. Best organic extra virgin olive oil, worldwide
  9. Best Greek organic extra virgin olive oil
  10. Best Greek olive oil per region: Crete, the Peloponnese, Central Greece, Thessaly, Epirus, Macedonia, Thrace, Ionian Islands, Aegean Islands
  11. Best flavored or infused olive oill

Medals and Diplomas

ATHENA IOOC sends to all winners proprietary medals and diplomas.

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