- Tom Riddle (CS13) for having (been believed to have) caught the individual responsible for unleashing Slytherin's monster. Presented in the form of a golden shield.
- Harry Potter (CS18) for defeating the Basilisk (and the memory-Riddle as well) in the Chamber of Secrets.
- Ron Weasley (CS18) for his part in locating the Chamber of Secrets and assisting in Harry's triumph over the basilisk and Riddle.
There is no mention of Hermione receiving this award, even though her research was essential to what Harry and Ron accomplished.