|Challenge||Number of books needed to complete the Challenge||Minimum number of PRC books for your Challenge||Maximum number of personal choice books||PRC booklist selection|
|K-2||30||25||5||K-2 , 3-4 , 5-6 , 7-9|
|3-4||20||15||5||3-4 , 5-6 , 7-9|
|5-6||20||15||5||5-6 , 7-9|
|7-9||20||15||5||5-6 , 7-9|
The Challenge runs from 3 March to 29 August (11:59pm) 2014. Students must complete their online Student Reading Records by 22 August (11:59pm).
Ongoing reading is encouraged. Books read from 1 September 2013 can count towards the 2014 Challenge.
It is a condition of entry that students entering and successfully completing the Challenge will receive a PRC certificate and may appear on the PRC Gold and Platinum Honour Roll (see rule 5).
Teachers, teacher-librarians and public librarians can assist students to choose the Challenge level and books that are appropriate for their age, interest and maturity levels. K-2 students who can read simple chapter books independently are encouraged to attempt the 3-4 Challenge.
Students must complete a set amount of reading to meet the Challenge, see Rules Table above:
- Independent Years K-2 readers should attempt the 3-4 Challenge.
- Years K-2 students can experience their books; Years 3-9 students read their books independently. To experience a book a child can listen to the book, participate in a shared reading of the book or read part or all of the book independently.
- On the 7-9 booklist, books marked are for mature readers or denote books with more mature themes or language. These books are usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
- On the 7-9 list, easier reads are marked .
- Students who require special support may listen to unabridged audio versions of the books as they read along to them.
- Students in Kindergarten-Year 2 can experience PRC books in their home language.
- For students in Years 3 to 9, all books selected from PRC booklists should be read in English.
- Students in Years 3-9 can read choice books in their home language.
All Student Reading Records are submitted online. Schools can register from 03/Mar/2014. Student Reading Records can be entered online from 03/Mar/2014. Students can enter their books as they read them.
An electronic Student Reading Record is completed by either entering the PRC ID number of each book or clicking on titles from a drop-down PRC list. Many choice books can also be selected from a drop-down list.
It is a condition of entry that all students entering and successfully completing the Premier's Reading Challenge will receive an official PRC certificate and their names may appear on the PRC Gold and Platinum Honour Roll. To successfully complete the Challenge the student must have an online reading record entered and validated by 29 August (11:59pm) 2014.
Schools registering students must ensure that a parent/caregiver understands that all students entering the Premier's Reading Challenge will receive a PRC certificate and appear in the PRC Gold and Platinum Honour Roll. The certificate shows the student's name and school. Only the students' name will appear in the Gold and Platinum Honour Roll with no other identifying factors. Participating schools appear as a separate list and homeschools are not listed individually.
Students who do not wish to receive a certificate or be on the Gold and Platinum Honour Roll should not register for the Challenge. These students may take part in the Challenge unofficially - they may use the PRC booklists and can seek recognition in their local school community but they cannot enter an official record.
A reading log can be used to keep a personal ongoing record of books read (ID number, title and author). Students will also need to supply information on whether they have completed the Challenge before and if it was at a different school. This information must be entered on the online Student Reading Records.
Paper copies of Student Reading Records are not submitted to the PRC. Personal reading logs may be kept by schools for their records.
Students, whose online entries are received by the closing date of 22 August 2014, and following validation by the school, are eligible for certificates.
Only one certificate per year will be issued to each student regardless of the number of books read.
- A student who completes 1 year receives a completion certificate.
- A student who completes 2 years receives a completion certificate.
- A student who completes 3 years receives a completion certificate.
- A student who completes 4 years receives a Gold certificate.
- A student who completes 5 years receives a completion certificate.
- A student who completes 6 years receives a completion certificate.
- A student who completes 7 years receives a Platinum certificate.
- A student who completes 8 years receives a completion certificate.
- A student who completes 9 years receives a completion certificate.
Students who complete the Challenge each year from Year 3 to Year 9 inclusive receive a PRC medal.
PRC Gold and Platinum certificates will be sent to the school at the end of the year with student names pre-printed on the certificates. Schools are responsible for the downloading and printing of PRC Completion certificates from the website.
Home schooled students can participate in the PRC once registered with the Board of Studies NSW or granted an exemption from registration. Students must register with the PRC before 31 July. PRC booklist titles read in the calendar year can be entered online once registered with the PRC.