In the 11th edition, the International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Contest - CA Ovibeja Prize, with the exclusive support of Crédito Agrícola, positioned as the 1st best in the world along with the prestigious "Mario Solinas", works as a stimulus for the culture of Portuguese olive oils. Competitiveness and Internationalization stand out among the challenges that open the way for new markets. The results of the competition, which is already in the 11th edition, have revealed high quality olive oil participations from the most varied geographies in the world, which contributes to enrich the contest and its purposes.
Will only be accepted in the competition Extra Virgin Olive Oils belonging to the 2021/2022 producing campaign that meet the requirements of quality and authenticity established by Regulation (EEC) No 2568/91 and its amendments, or by the IOC trade standard for olive oils.
In view of date for registration, olive oils from Southern Hemisphere may be from the 2020/2021 crop year.
The Extra Virgin Olive Oils submitted for competition must come from a homogeneous batch and be stored in a single tank, in the following quantities: Small producers (less than 20.000 kg of olive oil per year), the homogeneous batch submitted to the competition must be, at least, 1.500L; Large producers (more than 20.000kgs of olive oil per year), the homogeneous batch submitted to the competition must be, at least, 5.000L; Packers, the homogeneous batch submitted to the competition must be, at least, 15.000L.
Each participant can only submit one Extra Virgin Olive Oil in each category (Intense Greenly Fruity, Medium Greenly Fruity, Mild Greenly Fruity, Ripely Fruity and Olive Oils from the Southern Hemisphere)
The CA Ovibeja Prize Contest complies with the standards set by the International Olive Council regarding the conditions for the collection, storage and selection of samples. Amongst the stringent standards are the authentication of the samples by an independent entity, the use of a dark glass container, without a label and a tamper-proof opening system, the use of an anonymous identification code, and the oils are also accompanied by a chemical analysis and an organoleptic analysis issued by a panel recognized by the IOC.
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