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.

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

Sixth Guard (2016 – 2017)

Fifth Guard (2015 – 2016)

Fourth Guard (2014 – 2015)

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 2018, staff from The Reckoner won 6 awards in 5 different categories.

Reporting

Jacqueline Huo

Runner-up
2019
Illustration

Jasmine Zhu

1st Place
2019
Photography, Sports

Laura Lu

Runner-up
2019
Layout and Design, Page

Russell Ijaya

Runner-up
2019
Layout and Design, Electronic

Varun Venkataramanan

1st Place
2019
Layout and Design, Electronic

Jim Wu

Runner-up
2019