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

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.

2016 Challenge Completion certificates

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

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.
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Partners in the Premier's Reading Challenge

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