About the Premier’s Reading Challenge

Important dates, how to participate, and frequently asked questions.

Key Dates

03 April – 26 May 2023Sign up your school or Home Education family
03 April – 09 June 2023Register your students
26 June 2023The Challenge begins!
10-24 July 2023Term 2 School Holidays
19-25 August 2023Children’s Book Week
01 September 2023The Challenge ends
04 September 20232023 PRC Surveys open for schools and Home Education families
22 September 2023Final day to mark students as having completed the Challenge
29 September 2023PRC Surveys Close
October 2023PRC Certificates mailed out

Registration and completions

Schools and Home Education families can sign up for the Challenge by completing the online form.

After schools have signed up the PRC Coordinator will be able to register students through the PRC Application and mark them as having participated at the end of the Challenge.

Staff in Government schools can use their existing personal logins to access the PRC Application.

Non-Government schools will be emailed their username and password so they can access the PRC Application.

Home Educators should email PRC@decyp.tas.gov.au as their students complete the challenge.

Individual School Student Sign-up

If your school isn’t taking part in the 2023 Premier’s Reading Challenge, don’t worry – you can still join in!

Once school sign-ups close on 26 May 2023, you can register for the Challenge as an individual school student.

Have your parents/guardian complete the Individual School Student Sign online form.

Individual School Student sign-up will be open from Monday 29 May until 09 June 2023, but make sure you speak with your school first to make sure they aren’t joining in!

Questions and Answers

Can I read any book I like during the challenge?

Yes, you can read anything during the Challenge! Books can include comics, magazines, picture books, text books, novels. Anything you read, log as a book!

What if I change schools during the Challenge?

Don’t worry, you can still take part in the Challenge. Let the PRC Team know by contacting us at PRC@decyp.tas.gov.au. We will check if your new school is signed up for the Challenge, and if not we can register you as an individual student.

What if my school is not participating in the Premier’s Reading Challenge?

You can register as individual. See the registration section above for further details.

Can books read in class be counted towards the Challenge?

Yes, any book you read during the 10 weeks can be counted. You can read in class, on a bus or in your backyard, it doesn’t matter!

Where can I find book recommendations?

You can find book recommendations by heading to our Book Lists and Book Reviews page.

Where can I find books to read from home?

Your local library is a great place to find a book! Visit the Locations Map on the Libraries Tasmania website to see where the closest library is to you.
Libraries Tasmania has a wide and growing range of electronic resources available. These include eBooks, online journals, and eMagazines. You can access these resources with your local public library membership.

Can’t find the help you need?

Please let us know what help you need by emailing us at prc@decyp.tas.gov.au 
More information will be added to this page as we learn what help is needed.