Athlete of the Year

Award Criteria

Nominations will be judged on the strength of their submission by the following criteria:

  • Participation
    • The nominee must be a registered athlete in a Special Olympics sport club.
    • The nominee must be involved in Special Olympics sport program(s) throughout the year
  • Athletic and Personal Development
    • The nominee must be successful in his/her sport, doing their personal best to achieve their athletic goal.
    • The nominee must demonstrate improvement in athletic skill.
    • The nominee must demonstrate improvement in personal growth and development.
    • The nominee must exemplify the true spirit of Special Olympics.
    • The nominee must display sportsmanship and be considerate of fellow athletes, coaches and officials.
    • The nominee must consistently act as a role model for other Special Olympics athletes.


Please complete this form by April 30, 2024. Please note that any submissions received after this date will not be considered.
Please use a separate form for each nominee. There is no limit to the number of athletes you may nominate.

Please note that nominations cannot be submitted by a family member.

Athlete of the Year

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