Every year, the Toronto Star acknowledges the work produced by outstanding high school newspapers through the High School Newspaper Awards (HSNA). The awards are sectioned into 21 distinct categories ranging from classical writing styles including reporting and opinion writing, to more liberal and light-hearted sections, such as illustration and humour. More information can be found here.

To view the awards from previous guards, click any of the links below:

Third Guard (2013 – 2014)

First Guard (2011 – 2012)

During the Second Guard, the High School Newspaper Awards were unfortunately cancelled due to the teacher strikes at the time. As a result, no newspaper in Ontario was eligible for awards.

In 2015, staff from The Reckoner won 12 awards in 10 different categories.

Best Electronic Newspaper

The Reckoner

1st Place
2015
Electronic Newspaper
Layout & Design
Special Feature Page

David Lu

Runner-up
2015
Layout & Design

Shela Qiu

Runner-up
2015
Feature Writing-Short

Bill Xun

1st Place
2015
Critical Writing

Xin Niu Zhang

1st Place
2015
Editorial Writing

Parnika Godkhindi

1st Place
2015
Opinion Writing

Susie Liu

1st Place
2015
Editorial Cartoon

Cathy Zhang

1st Place
2015
Illustration

Ananna Rafa

1st Place
2015
Editorial Writing

Boshen Cui

Runner-up
2015
Critical Writing

Lauren Chang

Runner-up
2015
Reporting

Takhliq Amir

Runner-up
2015