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. 

You can watch this guided video which will show you how to add your bonus choice books. 

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


New books have been added to the booklist! Visit the Booklists page to check out the 107 new titles you can add to your reading record as part of the Challenge, and don't forget to enter your reading record by Friday August 28. If you need help with completing your reading record, please see your PRC coordinator or teacher, or email the PRC team for assistance. 

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 have been mailed to all schools. You can also download additional PRC graphics here to be used in school promotions of the challenge.

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. 

Writing and 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, and a great opportunity for you to enter the draw for some fab prizes!

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!

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: