2018 Premier's Reading Challenge

2018 New Student Site

The new PRC student site is now LIVE!
Check out the new site! You can click on the image above, or enter the following URL in your browser:
(Please note: the PRC Student Site requires Internet Explorer 11, Edge, or a current version of Firefox or Chrome). 
Anyone can search for books on the user-friendly search function, by Challenge Level or Genre. Students can also log in and access their reading log, and create a saved book list of titles you'd like to read. The support page the new student site is HERE.

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

The 2018 Challenge kicks off Monday 5 March and closes Friday 31 August (midnight) for students. This year coordinators will have an extra week to finalise their students' Student Reading Records. The coordinator closing date is Friday 14 September (midnight).

Updates and Messages

New PRC Booklist!

We've added some great new titles to all our PRC reading lists! Click on the image below to access the NEW TITLES. You can also still access the new titles added to the PRC lists during 2017 on this spreadsheet. Don't forget, if you have suggestions for books we should consider for the booklists, send them through to us at prc@det.nsw.edu.au

New PRC Booklist!

2018 PRC Welcome Video

We're excited to be joined by PRC Ambassador Susanne Gervay and YA Author Will Kostakis to celebrate the start of the 2018 NSW Premier's Reading Challenge!

Check out our Welcome Video by clicking the image below.
And you can access our E-Newsletters here.

2018 Welcome Video

2018 Poster to Download

We are excited to reveal our 2018 Poster illustrated and designed by Sydney author and illustrator, Matt Cosgrove. The poster will be arriving in schools and public libraries in the first and second week of March. Please keep an eye out for the postal package.

Until then you can download the PDF of the 2018 Poster below by clicking on the image.  

2018 Poster Download PDF

Important Dates for 2018

Welcome to a new year undertaking the Premier's Reading Challenge! The artwork for the new poster will be revealed soon and will be sent to schools in the first week of March.

We would like to welcome our new PRC Officer, Tamara Rodgers, to the PRC Team.

Keep these key dates noted for the 2018 Challenge:

CHALLENGE OPENS: Monday March 5, 2018

CLOSES FOR STUDENTS: Friday August 31, 2018

CLOSES FOR COORDINATORS: Friday September 14, 2018

Please note: 2017 Challenge Completion Certificates are still available to be generated and printed off from our website by PRC Coordinators. 

You can also check out our Tips and Teaching Notes page to help you get prepared for the Challenge this year. 

From the PRC Team

BookFest Videos from June 2017

Check out our 20 wonderful author and illustrator videos that first aired as part of BookFest in June 2017. Watch them now! The videos are great to get students engaged with English Textual Concepts. Click on the image below.

Our PRC 2017 Statistics

In the 2017 Challenge over 290,000 students read over 8 million books!

The most popular books in 2017 were:

  • Pig the Pug (K-2)
  • Fantastic Mr Fox (Years 3-4)
  • Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets  (Years 5-6) 
  • The Hunger Games (Years 7-9) 

Download our PRC 2017 Statistics for more information, or click the image below.


Partners in the Premier's Reading Challenge

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

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