2020 Premier's Reading Challenge

2019 certificates and medals

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 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 

Entry of 2019 Student Reading Records has now closed
If your school has completed Student Reading Records (SRR) that have not been validated, please email the PRC team ASAP to organise for these records to be validated.
If you have incomplete SRRs that need to be entered and validated, you will need to submit a Post-Challenge Validation Application. This requires principal support, and delayed applications may mean students will not receive certificates and/or medals until Term 1 2020. 

2019 standard challenge completion certificates are now available to print via the Reports menu. Gold and platinum certificates and medals were lodged with Australia Post on Friday November 22, and are expected to arrive in schools by the end of the month. They have been posted in a bright yellow envelope addressed to the principal, so please ask your school administration staff to keep an eye out for them. 

2019 Author And Illustrator Showcase
We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 Author and Illustrator Showcase, a collection of interviews with some of the best Australian and overseas authors who were part of the 2019 Sydney Writers' Festival program. You can check them out on the Arts Unit Digital Engagement site, along with past year's interviews!

Drawing with Aura!
Author and illustrator Aura Parker invited us into her studio recently. Come and check it out, and join us in a guided illustration workshop, where you can create your very own Read Back Spider from the 2019 PRC poster!
Guided illustration workshop with Aura Parker

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:

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