2021 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 open to 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 Challenge has now CLOSED for 2020. 
If you have student reading records that are showing as COMPLETE but have not been validated, please email the PRC team to request that these records are validated.
For any student reading records that have not been entered, or are showing as INCOMPLETE, you will need to submit a Post-Challenge Validation Application to request that these are entered and validated.

2020 Certificates will be available in Term 4. Coordinators will receive an email when the standard challenge completion certificate report is able to be run, and all medals and gold and platinum certificates will be mailed to schools for presentation. 

Words and Art!

Words and Art competition
The Words and Art competition is back! Tell us what your favourite book is and why, and you could win an author experience for your school. Check out the competition page for more information - entries close on October 9.

Writing and drawing with Mick!
Drawing with Mick

Join Mick Elliott as he takes us through his creative writing process, and take part in some great guided illustration sessions. Check out our Writing and Drawing with Mick page for more information on these sessions, including links to the videos which are available for you to use any time.

Want to hear more from some of our favourite authors and illustrators? Check out our 2017-2019 video galleries, which feature over 50 interviews! Who would you like to see an interview or workshop with? Let us know by emailing prc@det.nsw.edu.au!

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: