"Penguin Of The Year" is an annual award presented to the player participating in the World Games who best meets the following criteria:
The player with the best "Penguin Spirit", meaning good sportsmanship and perfect social skills. He/she should practise the M.A.R.C. rules to perfection both on and off the court.
The winner must meet the above criteria during the whole World Games tournament.
You can read about the rules for this award on the "Penguin Of The Year Award Rules" page.
The last award ceremony was held on August 4 2010 in
Prague, Czech Republic.
See pictures of the last award winners on our "Penguin Of The Year 2012" page.
Here are the past "Penguin Of The Year Award" winners:
Lifetime Honorary Penguins
On special occasions, the Penguin award jury presents a lifetime honorary penguin award to persons involved with intercrosse to reward them for their work.
Over the years, three honorary awards have been presented;
In 2007, the resigning FIIC president and creator of intercrosse, Pierre Filion, was awarded the first honorary penguin award. As creator of the sport and co-founder of the FIIC, this was only a small token of appreciation from the intercrosse community.
In 2009, Floriana Cotnoir Ranno, Italy, was given the honorary award for her dedication and hard work with development of intercrosse internationally over the past 25 years.
In 2011, the 10th anniversary of the Penguin Of The Year Award, Martin Beaulieu, Québec, was given the honorary award for his long dedication to intercrosse in general and the rules in particular.
In addition to the grand prize, the "Penguin Of The Year Award", the award ceremony introduces some extra awards. These are kept a secret and may vary over the years.
Here are the extra awards that has been used:
Past award ceremonies
Click one of the links below to see detailed information on the previous award ceremonies:
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