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December 29, 2016 - Comments Off on Photos: Judging

Photos: Judging

Cliché: A picture is worth a thousand words.

Truth: It's devilishly difficult to describe a process or an experience in cold prose (not to mention the fact that it would make for a dreadfully boring read). We'll rely on the visual.

What follows are a few snapshots from some of the judging sessions that have taken place at the IAO, so far.

These are still early days: We'll be in the process of judging the submissions for the next few months. But we'll be sure to add updates - as they trickle in - here on our 'news' page.

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December 18, 2016 - Comments Off on Update: Preparing for judging

Update: Preparing for judging

For the curious, what follows is a brief post about this year's new administrative challenges, and resulting changes to our judging process.

Submissions: Packed up and ready to be sent out to the judges

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December 3, 2016 - Comments Off on Processing Submissions

Processing Submissions

The online submissions form has closed and here at the #AOAwards we're deep in the hard work of processing the physical submissions, as they come in. We thought that it would be a good time to write a post about exactly what happens when we receive your samples in the mail.


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January 20, 2015 - Comments Off on Judging: Updates

Judging: Updates

What a busy couple weeks! We've been scheduling judging sessions almost every day, and twelve of the judges have already come in (many of them twice.) We're just over halfway through the preliminary judging, and so thought it might be a good time for an update about the process.

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December 24, 2014 - Comments Off on What happens when your vials arrive

What happens when your vials arrive

All perfumers who submit to the Art and Olfaction Awards are asked to send us four small samples of the scent submitted. We thought we would give a little process update about what happens next!

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December 18, 2014 - Comments Off on Postage Date Extended to Monday

Postage Date Extended to Monday

We realized that with the holidays coming up, everyone is a little more frazzled than usual. So, we're extending the postage date to Monday Dec 22, by the end of the day. Be sure to get your packages in the mail by then.

Don't forget that submission forms are still due before midnight, Friday Dec 19.

We hope that helps give everyone a little respite, and - as always - we are here for any questions, worries, comments or concerns:

December 17, 2014 - Comments Off on 3 Days Left: Learn About our Rules

3 Days Left: Learn About our Rules

Seventy-two hours to go before submissions close, and our minds turn to the many things one might accomplish in three days:

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December 16, 2014 - Comments Off on A Vials Fetish?

A Vials Fetish?

Are little vials objects of desire? Or are they appealing merely as carriers for the joys that are to be found inside?

We suspect the latter. However, we've nonetheless found that we enjoy looking at the little bottles everyone is sending in... maybe a little too much. Please humor us as we explore our current glut of vials with some photos for people who really really love fragrant, colorful liquids in small bottles. It's a vial fetish, and we're indulging ourselves.

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