1. The Challenge opens on 4 March 2019. You must complete your online Student Reading Record by 30 August 2019 (11:59 pm) to complete the Challenge.

2. You must read a certain number of books to complete the Challenge:

Challenge Number of books you must read Minimum number of PRC books Maximum number of Personal Choice books PRC booklists you can read from
K-2 30 25 5 K-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-9
3-4 20 15 5 3-4, 5-6, 7-9
5-6 20 15 5 5-6, 7-9
7-9 20 15 5 5-6, 7-9

3. Books you read after the Challenge closes can count towards the next year's Challenge.

4a. K-2 students, you can read the books on your own, read them with someone, or someone can read them to you.
4b. 3-4, 5-6, 7-9 students, you must read the books on your own, but someone can help you choose them.

5. In a series on the PRC booklist, you can read any two books as PRC books. You can read up to five other books from the same series as Personal Choice books.

6a. K-2 students, you can read books or have them read to you in your home language.
6b. 3-4, 5-6, 7-9 students, you must read all PRC books in English. You may read Personal Choice books in your home language.

7. K-2 students only - If you can read simple chapter books on your own, you can attempt the 3-4 Challenge. You need to change your online Student Reading Record to Challenge level 3-4.

8. 3-4, 5-6, 7-9 students only - If your teacher thinks you need extra help, you can listen to unabridged audio versions of the books - as long as you read along.

9. If you complete your online Student Reading Record by 30 August 2019, and it is validated by your school by 13 September (11:59 pm), you will be eligible for a PRC certificate in Term 4.

10. The certificates you can receive for completing the Challenge are:

Year of completing PRC Award received
First year Challenge completion certificate
Second year Challenge completion certificate
Third year Challenge completion certificate
Fifth year Challenge completion certificate
Sixth year Challenge completion certificate
Eighth year Challenge completion certificate
Ninth year Challenge completion certificate
Tenth year Challenge completion certificate
Fourth year (not consecutive) Gold certificate
Seventh year (not consecutive) Platinum certificate
Every year from Year 3 to Year 9 (inclusive). 
Therefore only Year 9 students are eligible.
11. You can only receive one certificate each year.

12. PRC sends Gold and Platinum certificates to your school in Term 4 with students' names printed. Your school is responsible for downloading and printing your Challenge Completion Certificate from the PRC website.

13. PLEASE NOTE: Changes to rule 13 for 2018: student names will now no longer be printed on the PRC website Gold and Platinum Honour Roll. Previously, Rule 13 stated: Your school needs to make sure your parent or carer knows that by entering the Challenge, you may receive a PRC certificate and your name may appear on the PRC Gold and Platinum Honour Roll. Your certificate will have your name and school printed on it and the Honour Roll has names listed by alphabetical order and does not mention your school name. If your parent or carer does not want you to receive a certificate or be on the Honour Roll, you must not enter any books in your online Student Reading Record. You can still use the PRC booklists to help you find books to read and you can ask your school about a school-based certificate.

14. If you are home schooled, you can participate in the PRC once registered with the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) or granted an exemption from registration. You must register with the PRC before 31 July.

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Swimming with the sea monster

"Jamie and Tom are off for a spot of snorkelling in Dinosaur Cove and they've even brought a body board for Wanna, the baby dinosaur. As the boys dive under the water, Wanna drifts out to sea. The boys must save him, especially when a huge Plesiosaur, with his terrible snapping jaws, lurks beneath the waves. Perhaps a passing school of dolphin-like Ichthyosaurs might just be able to help."

Stone, Rex & Spoor, Mike (ill)