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.

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

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

Updates and Messages

Win an author visit for your school

Would you love an author visit from either Belinda Murrell ('Lulu Bell', 'Sun Sword Trilogy'), Christopher Richardson ('Empire of the Waves: Voyage of the Moon Child') or Kate and Jol Temple ('I Got This Hat')?
Thanks to our sponsors Dymocks Children's Charities and NewsLocal, we are offering your students the change to win these terrific 'prizes'. Students registered in this year's PRC are eligible to enter in their age category. For more information, head here. Entries close 5pm Friday, July 29 2016.

Booklist changes

Important information (please follow the link)

2016 Premier's Reading Challenge

The 2016 Premier's Reading Challenge opened on the 7th March 2016. It closes on the 19th August for students and the 26th August for PRC Coordinators.

2016 Premier's Reading Challenge Poster

2016 PRC Poster thumbnailThe 2016 poster, designed by illustrator Althea Asoeche, should arrive in schools and public libraries in Term 1. Download the poster here.


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

Post-Challenge validation application

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

2016 PRC e-newsletters and e-reminders

School PRC coordinators - access 2016 PRC e-newsletters and e-reminders

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.
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Partners in the Premier's Reading Challenge

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