The Berlin GOOA
The Berlin GOOA
The Berlin GOOA (Berlin Global Olive Oil Awards), encapsulates multi-year of collective knowledge and expertise of high-profile scientists, food tech pioneers, and key business players, setting the standards for a credible, transparent, and trustworthy global olive oil competition.
Our aspiration is Berlin GOOA Awards to become synonymous with the excellence and quality recognition competition in the olive oil industry, offering a prestigious European Olive Oil Award with Global Reach.
Why Berlin GOOA Awards
Berlin GOOA offers an excellent and significant opportunity to olive oil producers to enhance the communication, visibility, and awareness of the olive oil brands. In addition, we strongly believe that Berlin GOOA will greatly strengthen brand differentiation of the awarded olive oils, targeting sales increase and expansion in multiple geographical locations and food markets.
Our pledge is the olive oil samples will be evaluated by top-class food scientists and experts in the olive oil and gastronomy industry, preserving the highest level of transparency.
#1 Quality Olive Oil Awards
Any Extra Virgin Olive Oil is qualified to participate in this session.
Only Extra Virgin Olive Oils from organic farming are qualified to participate in this session.
#3 Flavoured Olive Oil Awards
Any condiment of olive oil with any flavouring or blend of flavourings could be part of this session.
Extra virgin olive oils with high polyphenol content as measured with the only standard method so far of International Olive Council (COI – HPLC method) will participate in this session.
For the EVOO Stars Innovation Awards, we examine the final product according to the five (5) general consumer expectations: Pleasure, health, convenience, physical and ethics.
Also, drivers of innovation can be divided into 5 trends.
Pleasure: Sophistication, Fun, Variety of senses, pleasure, Exoticism
Health: Vegetal, Natural, Medical
Physical: Energy well-being, Slimness
Ethics: Solidarity, Ecology
Convenience : Time saving, Easy to handle, Nomadism
#6 EVOO Stars Design Awards, by Berlin GOOA
In an economy driven by consumers, the traditional viewpoint of packaging is not effective either for the consumer or the business. Instead of focusing heavily on production only, effective packaging should be considered from the following three viewpoints:
1.Viability, i.e. maintainable and enabling brand development
2.Feasibility, i.e. practical and realizable
3.Desirability, i.e. enticing to consumers.
For the Design & Packaging Olive Oil Awards the following are examined :
Brand Identification, Shelf impact, Messaging Communication, Aestheric Appeal, Graphic Elements, Placement, Logo, Legibility, Readability, Brand Perception, Product Perception, Confusions, Misidentifications, Impact of Color, Flow of Innovation, Comprehension, Brand Recall
The public vote counts 30% of the overall score of the Design & Packaging Award. 70% of the overall score is becoming from the Panel Leaders of the Packaging & Design Competition.
The Berlin Global Olive Oil Awards Scoring Scale
Platinum award: 96 -100 An excellent and unique Olive Oil
Gold award: 91 – 95 A spectacular Olive Oil
Silver award: 86 – 90 A well-made Olive Oil
Bronze award: 81 – 85 A decent Olive Oil
Marketing and Promotion Activities
In Berlin GOOA, we focus to the real needs of our clients and business partners and we are committed of constantly expanding and enforce our marketing and promotional penetration of our services in geographical locations we target to expand our activities. We feel this is the right way to enforce our presence and visibility of our Awards as well as the digital media services we offer.
For that reason, we are focused on investing in new technologies and enforce even further our relationship with our regional and local media partners in order to strengthen our position as a leading specialized media service provider in the olive oil industry.
Media Hub eliteoliveoils.com
An important part in our effort and vision to transform our organization to a contemporary media service provider in the olive oil market is the introduction to our digital services portfolio of the eliteoliveoils.com
Eliteoliveoils.com, is a completely autonomous and non-operationally related web service from the Berlin Global Olive Oil Awards, with different purpose and strategic orientation.
At present, eliteoliveoils.com has granted access to the Berlin GOOA competition for display only of the winners of the competition and the olive oils display is currently offered at no additional cost to Berlin GOOA organization.
The aspiration of the strategic team is the eliteoliveoils.com to become a powerful marketing and sales centre, which will offer an affordable multipurpose solution to olive oil producers. Click here to find more information
In Berlin GOOA 2023, we introduced six (6) awards categories offering excellent recognition to the olive oil producers who participated and competed on our competition via a credible and transparent assessment process
Aiming to respond to the highest degree of responsibility and commitment before our clients and business partners for designing and offering smart and effective solutions, we have taken the significant decision to introduce two core and distinct award categories for the second year (BerlinGOOA 2021) competition period.
From now on, the Berlin GOOA Awards, will retain the award categories which are related to the Quality and Organoleptic Assessment Process and we also introduce a Brand New Award, the EVOO STARS AWARDS which has exclusively designed to grant awards in the field of Design, Innovation and Product communication.
We strongly believe this vertical segmentation of our awards is necessary and will deliver greater clarity, efficiency, direct penetration and understanding of our awards to the global professional and retail food community.
The two core award Brands (the Berlin GOOA and Evoo Stars Awards) will work in autonomous and supplementary form, blending but also keeping their own distinct character, thus providing a powerful mixture of excellence and recognition to our olive oil producers.
The Assessment Model
A significant development in our organization is related to the assessment model of the olive oils. Our executive team, having practiced for years the mainstream assessment method, has taken the critical decision that now is the best time to change and introduce a more efficient, dynamic, flexible, and transparent assessment model.
Our new assessment model will be based on the Hybrid Structure which means that all the assessed samples will be evaluated both indoors and remotely from our highly skilled with multiyear of experience olive oil testers.
So, what does the Hybrid Model really means, and what is changing and what remains the same with regards to the assessment process?
In Berlin GOOA, a smaller group of professional olive oil tasters and product evaluation executives will gather in different locations including Berlin in Germany (hosting location), and will be responsible to conduct the assessment process. In addition, the second group of professional testers will be able to participate and conduct the assessment process entirely remotely. The introduction of the hybrid assessment model will provide greater flexibility to our organization on addressing sudden events and will contribute positively to the timely scheduling and implementation of the competition. Also, it will help us to collaborate with the best olive oil testers from across the globe which may choose to participate entirely remotely in the evaluation process.
We have meticulously examined the transparency side of the assessment process and we have decided to introduce additional rules to enrich further the already high level of security and transparency of the evaluation process.
These will include:
- The olive oil samples are presented to the judges for blind tasting unbranded into blue and/or red glass cups in a random order
- We store and prepare the olive oil samples according to the COI method
- We have introduced two more different levels of blind assessment, apart from the regular tasting. Cross tasting of samples in the second group of judges and repetition of the same sample from the same group of judges that performed the first tasting
- The Juries have zero prior knowledge of the product’s brand name and/or other sensitive information and the scoring method is been made securely using our online proprietary rating platform where each jury send its own score for each assessed product
Below you’ll find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions at Berlin GOOA 2023. We are constantly adding most asked question to this page so if you have a question and don’t see your answer, don’t hesitate to email us at [email protected]
How do I register my Olive OIl Samples and complete my registration form?
When is the deadline for Registering to the Competitions?
- Participants should be registered for the competition by April 10, 2023
- Registrations will not be accepted after the deadline has been reached.
Where do I send my Olive Oil Samples and what are deadlines of sending them?
All the olive oil samples must be sent to Berlin, Germany by April 10, 2023.
After the registration & the payment are completed, then our team will provide the relevant documents and the Shipping Label Form.
In case that the olive oil sample has not been sent on time the product will not be eligible for judging.
How many Olive Oil samples I must submit for tasting?
For each competition category you must submit three (3) olive oil samples.
For example : (3) bottle of 250ml each or (3) bottle of 500ml each or (2) bottle of 1Kg each
The samples must be submitted on the exact same retail packaging. Please note that for the sensory analysis, the olive oil samples are blind tested by the judges.
What is the Fee for registering for the competition?
The entry fees to the competition are the followings :
- Early Registration: € 200 (from August 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022) per brand for any award category
- Note: For any additional product the cost is € 155 for any of the six (6) categories of the Awards.
- Standard Price: € 250 (From January 1, 2023, to April 10, 2023) for the first Brand Registration.
Note: For any additional product the cost is € 165 for any of the six (6) categories of the Awards.
Please, visit the Online Registration System ORS , to start register the olive oil brands.
Any amendments to the registration deadlines will be informed to clients via email.
Please, find the Contest Rules
In how many categories I can choose to compete?
There is NO restriction on the number of categories each producer chooses to compete.
There is NO MINIMUM production requirement that each producer should meet in order to participate in the competition. However, if a producer has minimum quantity of 1000 kilos or less of a retail labelled product, in such case it can compete to any of the six (6) basic categories, but it will fall into the group and labelled on the awards as small producers.
The samples must be submitted on the exact same retail packaging. Please note that for the sensory analysis, the olive oil samples are blind tasted by the judges.
You can choose to compete in any of the following categories or in all of them with one or more of your brands:
#1 Quality Olive Oil Awards
#2 Quality Organic Olive Oil Awards
#3 Flavour Olive Oil Awards
#4 High Polyphenols Olive Oil Awards
#5 EVOO Stars Innovation Awards, by Berlin GOOA
#6 EVOO Stars Design & Packaging Awards, by Berlin GOOA
What if my submitted products have arrived damaged?
The participants must ensure that all the olive oil samples will be sent in safe and suitable packaging. In case of a damaged item, the participant must resend the samples strictly within the deadlines.
For more information, please contact us at [email protected]
What are the dates the competition is taking place?
The competition will be held in Berlin, Germany in April 2023.
Any information regarding amendments of the competition dates will be provided via email.
How do I pay the registration fee?
- You can pay the registration fee both by credit/debit card or by bank transfer
- Registering to the competition via the Online Registration System ORS form the payment must be made at the same time as filling the online application via a secure online payment system. visa/mastercard/americanexpress
- Making the registration via the fillable application form the payment must be made by bank transfer within five (7) working days after the submission of the application. If the payment has not been made in the set time limit the product will automatically be excluded from the judging list.
Note: A confirmation of the payment is made by sending the payment slip to [email protected]
For more information, please contact us at [email protected]
Marketing Tools (Stickers,Promotional Templates, trophies)
- Promotional Stickers will be provided to the competition winners available to be purchased online on May 1, 2022. The promotional stickers will only be allowed to be placed on the specific awarded olive oil brand and the same year of harvest. A license will be provided.
- For the winners who are interested to purchase our stickers, information for the order will be available on May 1, 2023
- The winners of Berlin GOOA competition will receive a certificate in a printable, high resolution electronic only format.