1. The Challenge opens on 7 March 2016. You must complete your online Student Reading Record by 19 August 2016 (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|
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 19 August 2016, and it is validated by your school by 26 August (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)||Medal|
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. 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 Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) or granted an exemption from registration. You must register with the PRC before 31 July.