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:

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 2017, staff from The Reckoner won 15 awards in 12 different categories.

Best
Electronic Newspaper

The Reckoner

1st Place
2017
Humour

Eric Wang

1st Place
2017
Editorial Cartoon

Grace Xiong

1st Place
2017
Editorial Cartoon

Angela Pang

1st Place
2017
Layout and Design,
Electronic

Varun Venkataramanan

1st Place
2017
Sports Writing - Feature

Varun Venkataramanan

1st Place
2017
Sports Writing - Feature

Julien Lin

1st Place
2017
Opinion Writing

Rafiq Habib

1st Place
2017
Photography - News

Jenna Wong

1st Place
2017
Photography - Sports

Jenna Wong

1st Place
2017
Critical Writing

Lauren Chang

Runner-up
2017
Editorial Writing

Rafiq Habib

Runner-up
2017
Layout and Design,
Page

Anthony Chang

Runner-up
2017
Layout and Design,
Electronic

Dora Su

Runner-up
2017
Sports Writing -
Reporting

Ruknoon Dinder

Runner-up
2017