Every year the South African Olive Industry Association runs the SA Olive Awards. This competition recognises the quality of South African olive oils through the awarding of bronze, silver and gold medals according to the quality of the oils.
All oils which carry the CTC seal are eligible to enter the competition. The oils (categorised into delicate, medium and fruity) are tasted blind by a panel of experts over several days according to quality, complexity and balance in terms of aroma and taste. The oils are scored according to international standards. The points awarded to each oil will determine of it is a bronze, silver or gold awarded oil.
Read more about the awards on the SA Olive Association website.