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2020 was a year of great anxiety, of great change, and of great shipping interruptions.

For these reasons - and so many more -  it didn't feel right to open submissions for the 8th annual Art and Olfaction Awards at our usual schedule. Unfortunately, now in January 2021, those interruptions continue. For that reason, the board of directors of the Institute for Art and Olfaction has decided that we will skip the 2021 Awards, and begin to focus on our 2022 event.

We are excited to host our eighth Art and Olfaction Awards in late spring of 2022. We will open submissions for this edition of the awards in September, 2021, and - in the meantime - we are taking the unexpected opportunity to review our categories and all of our judging and submission structures in order to ensure that our award mechanism remains true to its intentions of fairness, impartiality and inclusiveness even as the community participation grows.

We will announce more information about submission categories and qualifying perfumes soon.

In the meantime, feel free to email us at if you would like to request an email reminder when we have more information.

See you later in the year, and be well.