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 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 

2020 Challenge: Important update, April 15 2020.
There have been important updates to the 2020 PRC Challenge rules to help all students meet the Challenge requirements this year. Please see the Rules page for more information on these amendments.
Key changes include:
- All students will be able to include 10 choice books on their 2020 Student reading records. Please refer to the support article for information on adding bonus choice books
- All students will be able to include books read as part of collaborative reading with teachers or parents/ carers, either in person or online.
- S
tudents who do not complete the Challenge in 2020 will not be disadvantaged from achieving cumulative PRC awards in the future. 

Adding bonus choice books

If you have any questions about challenge requirements for 2020, please contact your school's PRC coordinator, or email the PRC team at prc@det.nsw.edu.au

PRC Student Site

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!

The 2020 Booklist can be found on the Booklists page. The Term 2 update was loaded to the website on April 27, and you can find all new books and series added to the website on the booklists page, or by clicking the image below. There are over 130 new books for you to read as part of your Challenge this year! 

New 2019/2020 PRC Booklists

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: