The fourth annual Art and Olfaction Awards will launch submissions in October, 2016.
> We will accept submissions that first hit the public market between January 1 and December 31, 2016
In our submission form, we will ask about the date and the manner in which the perfume went to market in 2016: Please have documentation of the launch date, event or activity. Note that we do not accept reformulations of existing perfumes relaunched in the same form (e.g. liquid) under the same name. Even if the formula or dilution percentage has changed, as long as it has the same name and is being released by the same company or perfumer, we will not consider this a new 2016 launch.
> We will accept submissions in three categories
INDEPENDENT AWARD: Intended to celebrate excellence and vision in independent perfumery, 2016’s Art and Olfaction Independent Award will be presented to two outstanding independent perfumes out of ten finalists. For the sake of the competition, we define an independent perfume as a scent created by a privately-owned company with no more than three separate perfume companies in its holdings, formulated by a perfumer who does not have a direct hand in every aspect of the production of the perfume. Any use of fragrance houses puts a perfume in the independent category, no matter how small the run.
ARTISAN AWARD: Intended to celebrate excellence and vision in artisanal perfumery, 2016’s Art and Olfaction Artisan Award will be presented to two outstanding artisanal perfumes out of ten finalists. For the sake of the competition, we define an artisan perfume as a scent created by a perfumer who has direct ownership in the company, and blends every formulation in-house without the use of a fragrance house at any stage of the process.
SADAKICHI AWARD FOR EXPERIMENTAL SCENT: This award honors the work of people who engage with scent outside of the realm of commercial perfumery. 2016’s Experimental Award will be presented to one outstanding experimental scent project out of five finalists. For the sake of the competition, we define an experimental scent project as a project in any arts practice that incorporates the use of scent in a significant manner.
> Please email us if you would like to request a reminder.
We will send an email to you reminding you of the submission dates in late September, 2016. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll put you on the list!