Special Olympics provides awards for all athletes participating in any given competition.
- 1st – 3rd medals
- 4th – 8th ribbons
- Participation ribbons are given whenever a disqualification occurs regardless of the reason.
HONEST EFFORT RULE
According to the Official Special Olympics Rules, athletes are to participate honestly and with maximum effort in all preliminary trials and or finals. Athletes who fail to do so shall be disqualified from all remaining events by the relevant Sports Rules Committee at the competition.