2017 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 help is required on how to do the Challenge or how to navigate the website and the answer cannot be found on the PRC Support site, please contact us at prc@det.nsw.edu.au

The 2017 Challenge kicks off Monday 6 March and closes Friday 25 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 8 September (midnight).

Updates and Messages

New books added to the PRC booklists

Welcome to Term 2 of the Premier's Reading Challenge. This term we are adding 164 new books to the PRC Booklists. Students reading new books recently acquired in your library may now be able to add these to their Student Reading Records as Booklist reads rather than Personal Choice reads. The same process will take place in Term 2, with more books added to the Booklists in early Term 3. We are aiming to make our Booklists as current as possible to reflect current reading patterns and new acquisitions in your library. We hope you enjoy this change to the PRC. You can download the list of the new books here.

Happy reading from the PRC team.

2017 Poster

The 2017 Challenge posters are being sent out this week. This year's poster feature the work of illustrator Chris Nixon. Please click here for a downloadable image of the poster.

Check out our amazing 2016 statistics!

In 2016 we had an amazing 277,098 students complete the PRC!
There were 7,492,209 books read by our participants in 2016.
Thanks to the 2,488 schools who took part in the Challenge last year. We look forward to you all taking part in the 2017 Challenge. Download our complete 2016 PRC statistics here.

Post-Challenge validation application

School principals can request the validation of one or more Student Reading Records after a Challenge has closed. More details

Booklist changes

Important information (please follow the link)

PRC Support site

Have you visited the PRC Support site?
It contains handy information and articles about the PRC and running it in your school.See printable information about this.

2016 Dymocks Children's Charities Book Bonus
DCC Book BonusBook Bonus is a read-a-thon where students ask family and friends to support them for participating in the Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) by sponsoring them.  Book Bonus is an initiative of Dymocks Children's Charities.
More Information

Partners in the Premier's Reading Challenge

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