2023 Premier's Reading Challenge

PRC student site

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 open to all NSW students in Kindergarten to Year 10, 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 


2022 Challenge dates
We have extended the closing date for coordinator validations until Friday September 9, 2022.


The challenge has now CLOSED for student entries. If you need to enter books onto a student reading record, please do so and then notify your PRC coordinator who will need to validate your PRC records by September 9.

  • Challenge opens: Monday 28 February 2022
  • Challenge closes for student entries: Friday 19 August 2022
  • Challenge closes for coordinator validations: Friday 9 September 2022


New booklist update

Click on the image below, or visit the booklists page to check out the new titles added to the PRC booklists this year!

New 2022 PRC Booklists

Reading at home
Do you need access to books to read whilst learning at home? Many school and public libraries offer access to ebooks whilst access to their physical collection is limited. You can also check out our support article for more information about how you can find books to read at home. Please contact your school's PRC coordinator, teacher librarian or your classroom teacher for more help in accessing suitable reading material if needed. 

Author and Illustrator showcase

Join students from Galston High School, Ebenezer Public School and Lidcombe Public School as they interview some fantastic authors and illustrators backstage at Sydney Writers' Festival!