28-29-30 MAY 2020

After consultation with our partners and its international judging committee, Athena IOOC announces that this year’s event is postponed for the 28th, 29th and 30th of May 2020.

The venue, on the island of Lesvos, remains the same: Museum of Industrial Olive Oil Production of Lesvos, Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation.

Given the difficulties some growers are having in forwarding their samples to Greece through courier companies, we are extending the sample reception deadline for another month. Registration however is now closed in compliance with our original deadline.

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 will present the following special awards based on the scores of all samples:

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