NSW Premier's Reading Challenge

Kindergarten to Year 9

The NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) is not a competition but a challenge to each student - to read, to read more and to read more widely. 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 include a wide variety of Australian authors.

The 2021 PRC opened for student entries on 2 March. You can find more information on the PRC website.

Boys reading


  • Challenge opens: Monday March 1, 2021
  • Challenge closes for students: Friday August 20, 2021
  • Challenge closes for coordinators: Friday September 3, 2021

Missed Validation?

If you have a completed Student Reading Record 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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