NSW Premier's Reading Challenge

Kindergarten to Year 9

The NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) is not a competition but a challenge for each student to read, read more, and read more widely. The program involves nearly 400,000 students and more than 2,600 government, non-government and home schools. The PRC booklists open doors to a rich collection of children’s literature representing a range of books, including fiction, non-fiction, picture books, poetry and drama, and a wide variety of Australian authors.


2024 dates 

  • Opening date for student entries – Monday 26 February 2024
  • Closing date for student entries – Friday 23 August 2024
  • Closing date for coordinator validations – Friday 6 September 2024

Missed validation?

If you have a completed student reading record (SRR) from previous years that has not been validated, please email the PRC team ASAP with details of the records to be validated. If you have incomplete entries that require additional book entries and validation, you are required to complete the post-challenge validation process. This requires Principal application and authorisation. 

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The NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge is proudly supported by Digital Partner, ePlatform and Supporter, Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA).