2020 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.

Early Term 2 Registrations open
11 May 2020 Reading period commences for Prep to Year 9 students
17 — 28 August 2020 Early childhood participation period
28 August 2020 Reading period finishes for Prep to Year 9 students
4 September 2020 Reading achievements to be finalised in the database
Late September 2020 Certificates of Achievement issued and Certificates of Participation available for download
2 — 13 November 2020 Celebration weeks
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