Dubai OLIVE OIL COMPETITION
Early harvest edition
Dubai olive oil competition is recognized now as the most marketing contest in the world
it does not only reward the best olive oils in the world but also promotes them to a wider audience.
This competition rewards early harvest olive oils; magnificent green oils with an exquisite taste.
In four editions, we have had over 1400 different producers participating and nearly 450 winners.
Maintaining a quality throughout the year is not easy for everyone that is why we have two competitions per year; one for early harvest oils and the other in June for all olive oils.
The competition in June will be exceptional, the finest juries in the world will gather in Dubai.
You will attend the live tasting, and the results will be announced also during the competition. At the end of the competition, an exceptional awards ceremony will gather not only the best olive oils of the world but as well as the greatest olive oil experts and all the eminent chefs of Dubai in order to collaborate on the sale.
Winning medals is only one step in making yourself known. That's why all the winners of dubaiooc will be able to find their page of presentation on our Web site bestoliveoils.store which gathers more than 100 different Web sites like bestoliveoilsgreece, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Tunisia, etc.
We would like to thank all the participants who make a tremendous effort to produce quality oil. Some are large international trading companies while others are small family producers but all have the same passion for quality olive oil and strive hard to give access to their oils on the five continents.
Founder & CEO of Women In Olive Oil
Jill is a sommelier and ambassador of olive oil, based in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is certified by the International Culinary Center in New York City and received specialized training in Mediterranean food and diet at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. A sought-after consultant and educator on extra virgin olive oil, Jill is also an importer/distributor of high-quality EVOO. She founded Slow Food Piedmont 2020 and is liaison to the National Board. In April 2020, Jill founded Women in Olive Oil (WIOO), starting with a small Facebook group that expanded globally in just a few days.
Ikram Ben Cheikh
Maher Ben Ismail
Dear Producer, Many of you ask us about how the competition is going.
Many consumers also ask themselves this question.
We will therefore explain here step by step how our competition takes place.
Once registered, the producers send us their bottles to France.
Sending a package to Dubai is extremely expensive it’s around 190 euros per DHL for a 2 kilos package. While from Europe a parcel from Spain, Italy, Greece or Portugal will only cost around 15 euros with DHL for 2 kilos (we have a reduced rate)
Once the bottles arrive to France our team first ensures that the bottles are in good condition, they take a photo and send it to the producer to guarantee that their bottles have arrived.
Then 1 bottle is sent to Dubai for the marketing part, videos, photos etc. The other bottle is split into several anonymous samples for testing.
Due to the COVID restrictions some juries cannot personally come to Dubai, so we send them a package with the samples that they can analyze directly at home.
The other anonymous samples are also sent to Dubai for analysis and testing.
Once that’s all in place. The competition begins. The first part is reserved for the juries. They analyze all the oils and determine if the oils are winning a gold medal, silver medal or are defective.
The second part takes place with the chefs
We work in Dubai with many chefs, who work in the largest restaurants and palaces in Dubai.
We therefore give them direct access to the best olive oils in the world. And once the results are known, they can contact the producers directly.
Once we know the winners, our marketing part begins,
Most of the competitions are content to present the winners on a PDF or simply with a photo.
For us our goal is different, our goal is to market the best oils in the world directly to the consumer whether it is a simple individual or a professional (importer or distributor)
And for that we will therefore create many promotional videos, whether for the competition, the jury and the brands. We do a huge promotional job, you should know that for 275 euros of participation we invest an average of 1000 euros in marketing promotions per brand.
As you can see, our goal is absolutely not to earn money with the contest , on the contrary, we invest a lot in it.
Our goal is to know the best olive oils and make them accessible either through the presentation pages that we create on www.bestoliveoils.store or through the videos that we publish everywhere.
We carried out the first edition 2 years ago, and in less than 2 years all the major contest that exist have had to adapt and renew their marketing strategies .which they have kept for several years.
Plus, they redoing their website and now displaying the contact details of the producers. And that’s a very good thing because the most important thing is the promotion of producers.
But we also knew that it would attract a lot of opportunists who will try to make you believe that their contest will allow you to enter this or that market.
It is completely false. No contest allows you to obtain markets, not even ours.
What allows you to market in Dubai or worldwide is the marketing that will be done after you win.
We’ve created Dubai olive oil competition to find out which are the best olive oils in the world.
Once we know the winners our job is to promote you in order to give you direct access to consumers.
Having a gold or silver medal for the quality of your oils is very important, but then what makes consumers buy your bottle is the way they’re presented in photos and videos.
We have therefore created a packaging competition, which is called "best packaging award", it is reserved for the winners of our competitions because it guarantees both excellent olive oil and a beautiful packaging.
If you want to participate or have more information, just click on this link.More information
When we have the chefs test your products, it's always amazing to get their reactions, and a video of their reaction is something that could help you tremendously in marketing your brand, so now we're giving you the opportunity to develop and make your brand known directly to the greatest chefs in dubai,