Beauty and the good of EVO IOOC 2020
From May 29 to June 20, the whole world will be the backdrop for the fifth edition of the 2020 EVO IOOC 2020. This year the competition will take place with a mixed evaluation system: in the remote evaluation, the international judges will be in constant communication with each other and with the president and panel leader Dr. Antonio Giuseppe Lauro. For completeness, this panel will also be accompanied by an all-Italian jury.
EVO International Olive Oil Contest® promotes and enhances the sector of the highest quality extra virgin olive oil and the condiments (flavoured EVOO) with extra virgin olive oil, giving access to the competition only to producers who are able to guarantee the traceability and origin of their products. A panel of excellent judges tasters, with an international profile will ensure a right procedure of the competition and the evaluation of the samples. The judges, of high technical and ethical standards from all over the world, engaged in the tasting sessions, are divided into committees – tasting panels – and will express themselves with professionalism and impartiality to decree the winners of 2020 edition.
#EvoIoocNonSiFerma (Literally #EvoIoocDoesntStop)
A world scenario that we would never have imagined, a future that is uncertain and social distancing measures that will last for several weeks, perhaps months. Needs and priorities have changed, the virus has distorted our daily lives but the rhythms of nature and agriculture do not change, sometimes they slow down, but they always find a way to move forward. For EVOOs and Flavoured EVOOs producers new difficulties and new challenges to promote and distribute excellence; for this reason, EVO IOOC stays at home and doesn’t stop.
A challenge in the challenges is to proceed with a mixed system of evaluation: in the remote evaluation the international judges will be in constant communication with each other (video and audio) and with the president and panel leader of the competition, Dr. Antonio Giuseppe Lauro; in order to minimize any effects of the transport of the samples, this jury will be supported by an all-Italian jury. From the headquarter of EVO IOOC will be prepared in dark glass bottles, all the samples entered in the competition, properly anonymized and sent all over the world to the international judges. A safe transport thanks to temperature-controlled packaging and compliance with all regulations regarding food transport. Finally, as expected, on the afternoon of June 20, 2020, the president of the competition will reveal live on Facebook the winners of the prizes of the fifth edition of EVO IOOC Italy.
A gift for producers: the contest management would like to remind you that to celebrate the fifth edition of the contest and to thank all the producers, EVO IOOC Italy has launched the new sticker that can be affixed for FREE on the winning bottles of EVOOs and Flavoured EVOOS (Best in Class/Special Awards/Gold Medal/Silver Medal).
The EVO IOOC 2020 sticker is a real seal of quality that will allow the promotion and commercial activity of the extra virgin olive oils and flavoured EVOO awarded in the competition. The presence of the seal on the winning bottles will make the consumer’s experience special, conveying the message of a premium product, which has in fact been given special recognition.
The emergency has in fact radically changed our lifestyle, but our buying habits must always privilege quality and excellence.