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