The Premier’s Reading Challenge is an annual state-wide initiative for state, non-state schools, home-educated students from Prep to Year 9, and children up to five enrolled in an early childhood centre. The challenge is open from 13 May to 23 August. See key dates here.
The Premier’s Reading Challenge aims to improve literacy and encourage children to read for pleasure and learning. In the 2018 Challenge, Queensland children read more than 2.46 million books.
Visit the registration page for details about registering and terms and conditions.
Certificate of Achievement
Children and students who complete the challenge receive a Certificate of Achievement signed by the Premier of Queensland. Early childhood centres also receive a certificate of recognition for their involvement.
Schools, early childhood centres and parents of individual readers are encouraged to recognise reading achievements by holding classroom, school or home ceremonies to present certificates during the Premier’s Reading Challenge Celebration weeks in November.
A range of booklists developed in conjunction with the Department of Education’s Reading Centre and the Global schools is available to help students, teachers, parents and guardians select appropriate reading material. Students are welcome to read books from lists for higher or lower year levels.
There are also booklists for students who wish to read Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian and Japanese or other titles not on the lists.
Ideas to encourage reading
The Frequently Asked Questions page has ideas about how parents, teachers and classmates can encourage students to develop a love of reading. Join the Challenge now to get students in your community reading.
For more information contact the Premier’s Reading Challenge.