Our Premiers have supported the PRC since 2004

It’s time to get excited about the Challenge for 2024!

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Our Ambassadors

The Ambassadors for the Premier’s Reading Challenge all have one thing in common…they love to read! Our ambassadors are here to inspire children to enjoy reading and complete the challenge.

To find out more about our ambassadors and the books they like to read visit the Ambassadors page. The Ambassadors are also available for school visits during the challenge, contact us to find out more.

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View a range of videos of ambassadors talking about how much they love reading and how they want to share that with students plus videos of PRC Receptions.

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Student Reading Records

The Student Reading Record is how students keep track of the books they have read during the Challenge. Every student who participates in the Challenge must complete a Student Reading Record.

The Student Reading Record is available to download as a Word document. Each time a student reads a book they will need to record the title and author and have the book signed off by a parent, guardian, teacher or librarian.

If the student is from a non-Government school, please fill in the date of birth and the school at which the Challenge was last completed. This will assist with matching records to previous participation and ensure the correct award is awarded. (Please note that this information is not used for any other purpose and will not be made public at any time).

Further information for:
Individual or home schooled students

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Hall of Fame

Students receive a Hall of Fame medal for completing the challenge 7 times.

Parents nominate on their child’s reading record whether they allow their child to be named on the Honour Roll – either ‘tick the box’ or not.

Each Hall of Fame recipient has the opportunity to have their name recorded with parent/carer consent, on the Hall of Fame Honour Roll.

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From 29 Jan 2024

Premier’s Reading Challenge starts.

6 Sep 2024

Reading concludes for the 2024 Challenge.

8 Jul to 20 Sep 2024
  • Student Reading Records collected.
  • Data entered in schools before 20 September 2024.
  • Before 30 September 2024 – Home education students send Reading Records to the Project Officer.

November 2024
  • Awards arrive in schools by end of November.
  • Home education awards are posted to the home address.
  • Students awarded certificates and medals at individual school presentations.
  • The Premier’s Reading Challenge Reception is held. Schools with outstanding results are invited to attend.

2024 Key Dates

Every year, students have almost three full terms to read their 12 books for the year. The Challenge commences on the first day of the school year and reading concludes in week 7 of term 3.
Coordinators will receive an email explaining data entry and will have all of term 3 to enter student data. Participants can expect to receive their awards in mid-November.

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Have a question about the Challenge?

Please email our Premier’s Reading Challenge mailbox or call for assistance. We look forward to hearing from you.