2019 Premier's Reading Challenge

The Premier's Reading Challenge is an annual statewide initiative for state and non-state schools and home-educated students up to Year 9, and children enrolled in an early childhood centre or program.

The challenge is not a competition but aims to improve literacy and encourage children to read widely for pleasure and learning. Children and students can participate in the challenge within their school, early childhood centre or as individual readers (home-educated students or students whose schools are not participating in the program).

For Prep — Year 9 students to successfully complete the challenge they must read or experience an allocated number of books based upon their year level during the reading period.

Early childhood centres can participate in an abridged version of the challenge by tallying the total number of book experiences or literary activities over a one week period.

Children and students who complete the challenge will have their efforts recognised through the receipt of a Certificate of Achievement signed by the Premier of Queensland.

For further information visit the Premier's Reading Challenge website.

Key dates

The Premier’s Reading Challenge has now closed. Please contact the PRC coordinator at reading.challenge@qed.qld.gov.au with any queries.

13 May 2019 Reading period commences for Prep to Year 9 students
12 — 23 August 2019 Early childhood participation period
23 August 2019 Reading period finishes for Prep to Year 9 students
6 September 2019 Reading achievements to be finalised in the database
Late-Septemper 2019 Certificates of Achievement issued and Certificates of Participation available for download
4 — 15 November 2019 Celebration weeks
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