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.


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.

  • By the end of November home education awards are posted to the home address.
  • Students awarded certificates and medals at individual school presentations from mid-November.
  • Generally the Premier completes the first visit to a school in his electorate and the Minister also
    completes a visit to one in his electorate in about the 2nd week in November.
  • 55 selected schools with students achieving outstanding results attend the Premier’s Reception, in mid-late November, which the Premier and Minister attend.
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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.