The Wilson Billboard received First Place honors from the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA). The ASPA accepts submissions annually for its Scholastic Review and Contest.
Publications are scored on a variety of criteria including writing, content, design, and editing, and publishing schools. Scores are then compared to other schools across the country and publications are awarded first place, first place with special merit, second place, and third place.
The Billboard has won a number of First Place awards in the ASPA contest since at least 1994.