Japan is the biggest market for EVOO consumption in Asia and the 4th globally outside of the EU. High quality EVOO is quickly gaining a role of protagonist in the thriving scene of Tokyo fine-dining as well as in the long established Japanese tradition of gifting. Also, Japanese consumers are increasingly inclined to the idea of making a daily use of EVOO, both to improve their health conditions and to add an extra flavor to their diet either Western or Japanese.
Good luck and let the best olive oils shine!
A point-based decimal system between 8,00 (minimum) and 10,00 (maximum) ensure a fair award attribution based on the overall quality of the oils. The prizes will be awarded as follow:
between 8,00 and 8,99: SILVER PRIZE
between 9,00 and 9,49: GOLD PRIZE
between 9,50 and 10,00: BEST IN CLASS
Oils will be competing in the following categories: Organic, Blend, Monocultivar, P.D.O. and P.G.I.
Oils with the highest score from each Country will be awarded “Best of Country” and oils with distinctive qualities in High Polyphenols Content and Flavored will be awarded with Certificate of Excellence.
HOW TO REGISTER TO JAPAN OLIVE OIL PRIZE 2023
– Fill in the online form below no later than March 21, 2023.
– Settle the payment (registration is completed only after payment has been verified)
After receiving the email of confirmation, please:
– Send the oil samples as explained in the paragraph below “HOW TO SEND THE SAMPLES“.
To enter the contest a participation fee is required for each individual oil.
During the “Early Bird” period (Sep 1st to Feb 28) the fee will be €150 (¥20.000).
After this, the participation fee will be €180 (¥25.000).
The payment has to be settled by credit card or bank transfer to one of the bank accounts below.
Any banking expenses shall be endorsed by the applicant.
The participation fee will not be returned under any circumstances.
PAYMENTS FROM OVERSEAS (OUTSIDE JAPAN)
BANCA POPOLARE DI SONDRIO (Head Office, 01)
Via Bernina, 1 – 23100 Sondrio (SO) – Italy
Holder: The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan
PAYMENTS FROM JAPAN
Bank of Mitsubishi UFJ Kojimachi Chuo Branch
4-1, Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Account number: 1084763
Holder: The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan (在日イタリア商工会議所 )
In case of payment through bank transfer, your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of your bank transfer.
HOW TO SEND THE SAMPLES
After receiving the admittance confirmation from the Organizing Committee, please send a reply email with the Chemical analysis in PDF (to be received by the addressee no later than March 31, 2022).
Chemical analysis certificate of the oil samples containing at least:
1) Free acidity expressed as weight-percent concentration of free oleic acid;
2) Number of peroxides contained;
3) UV spectrophotometry (k 232, k 270 and DeltaK).
– Total biophenol content according to COI/T.20/doc.29-2009, alkyl ester content (methyl esters FAMEs and ethyl esters FAEEs) according to CE 61/2011.
The analysis shall be performed by a qualified laboratory according to EN 17025 and Coi/reg.CE 2568.
To the address specified below and containing the following items:
– 2 bottles of 0,50 lt. or 2 bottles of 0,25 lt. with proper labeling and each containing the same product in the same quantity.
Labels must meet the labeling requirements according to 29/2012 EU regulation.
To the following address:
JOOP Contest Organizing Committee
The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan
FBR Mita Bldg. 9F
4-1-27 Mita, Minato-ku, 108-0073.
Tel: 0081-3-6809-5802 Fax 0081-3-6809-5803
The shipping costs to the final destination, as well as the VAT, are in charge of the applicant. All shipments must declare “SAMPLE, NO COMMERCIAL VALUE, NOT FOR SALE” in the commercial invoices and proforma invoices attached with the samples.
The Japan Olive Oil Prize Organizing Committee
Minato-ku, 108-0073 Tokyo, Japan
firstname.lastname@example.org (Sandro Furzi)
MON – FRI
9:30am – 6:30pm
Early-bird registration at 150 EUR until February 28th, 2022.