2016 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.

PRC app - now being upgraded. Temporarily available offline only.

2015 Book Bonus Fundraiser

Book BonusBook Bonus is a read-a-thon where students can ask family and friends to sponsor them for reading books for the PRC. Book Bonus is an initiative of Dymocks Children's Charities. More information.

Updates and Messages


Challenge Completion certificates can be downloaded by school PRC coordinators from Friday 6th November. Coordinators must log in, go to the link Reports, School Reports then Challenge Completion Certificates. Select here for printing instructions.

Gold and Platinum certificates and medals are being printed. They will be posted to schools in a bright green envelope addressed to The School Principal/ PRC Coordinator. The printer has let us know they should arrive in schools between mid and late November.

Authors Online - Bronwyn Bancroft

NSW Premier's Reading Challenge Dymocks Children's Charities Authors Online series presents renowned Australian Aboriginal artist and illustrator Bronwyn Bancroft. Bronwyn will discuss how picture books are made and how characters are formed. Students will have the opportunity to pose a question to Bronwyn.
    Date: 10 December 2015
    Availability: Public schools
    Target grades: K-4
Details and registration

PRC Support

The PRC website has a new support section! It provides easy access to information about the PRC. You can search for information and contact the PRC team. Select here for the new PRC Support.See printable information about this.

2016 booklist available

The new PRC booklist is now available on the Booklists page. It has over 500 new titles! No books have been removed. Start reading for the 2016 Challenge!

The 2015 Challenge is now closed

Congratulations to more than 272,000 students who successfully completed the 2015 PRC!
Gold certificates: 28,445
Platinum certificates: 5,345
Medals: 379
We look forward to students participating in the 2016 Challenge!

Post-Challenge validation application

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

2015 PRC e-newsletters and e-reminders archived

School PRC coordinators - access 2015 PRC e-newsletters and e-reminders

Printing 2014 Challenge Completion certificates

PRC coordinators - 2014 Challenge Completion certificates are still available to download and print. Select here for printing instructions.

Partners in the Premier's Reading Challenge

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