2020 Premier's Reading Challenge

Welcome to the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge 

The Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely.
The Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) is available for all NSW students in Kindergarten to Year 9, in government, independent, Catholic and home schools. If you need help using the website and the answer cannot be found on the PRC Support site, please contact us at prc@det.nsw.edu.au 
PRC Student Site

2020 Challenge

PRC Rule updates: There have been updates to a number of PRC Challenge Rules. Please ensure you have familiarised yourself with these on our Rules page before the Challenge opens. . 

Key dates
Challenge opens for student entries:  Monday March 2
Challenge closes for student entries:  Friday August 28
Challenge closes for coordinator validations Friday September 11

The 2020 PRC poster has been designed and illustrated by Mick Elliott, Australian Reading Hour ambassador, and author and illustrator of some of our favourite books including the hilarious Squidge Dibley! You can download the poster here, and printed copies are being distributed to schools in the coming weeks. You can also download additional PRC graphics here to be used in school promotions of the challenge.

Click on the image below to hear Mick tell up why he thinks reading matters, and why you should take some time to find the book that's right for you!

Want to hear more from some of our favourite authors and illustrators? Check out our 2017-2019 video galleries, which feature over 50 interviews! There are more coming soon as part of our exciting 2020 gallery. Who are you hoping to see an interview or workshop with? Let us know by emailing prc@det.nsw.edu.au!

2020 Booklists
The 2020 Booklist can be found on the Booklists page. The first new books update has been completed, and you can find all new books and series added to the website on the booklists page, or by clicking the image below. Further uploads to take place early in Term 2 and Term 3.

New 2019/2020 PRC Booklists


Updates and Messages

3-9 challenge Student Site issue

Students on the 3-9 Challenge fo students with additional support needs: The PRC student site is currently showing that you need to read 30 books, rather than the required 20. This issue is being fixed, and you are not required to enter 30 books to complete the Challenge. Our IT team are working to update this glitch, and it will be corrected soon. 

Post-Challenge validation application

School principals can request the validation of one or more Student Reading Records after a Challenge has closed. More details

Partners in the Premier's Reading Challenge

The Premier's Reading Challenge is a NSW Government initiative with: