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 

2020 Challenge 
The 2020 Premier's Reading Challenge opens on Monday March 2. Don't forget you can keep track of books you are reading over the summer to be added to your reading log once the challenge opens. Anything you have read from August 31 2019 can be counted towards the 2020 PRC.

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


2019 Author And Illustrator Showcase
The 2019 Author and Illustrator Showcase, a collection of interviews with some of the best Australian and overseas authors who were part of the 2019 Sydney Writers' Festival program, is available for viewing. Hear from some fantastic authors about what they love about writing, reading, and all things book-related. You can check them out on the Arts Unit Digital Engagement site, along with past year's interviews!

Drawing with Aura!
Author and illustrator Aura Parker invited us into her studio recently. Come and check it out, and join us in a guided illustration workshop, where you can create your very own Read Back Spider from the 2019 PRC poster!
Guided illustration workshop with Aura Parker

Updates and Messages

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:

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