Challenge rules

There are rules students need to follow to meet the Challenge.

Rules for school and student Challengers

The rules and the way the Challenge operates have not changed this year.

  • students must register as a Challenger and keep a record of their reading on the Challenge website
  • students must be in a Year level from Prep to Year 10. They can be learning at a school or learning at home
  • students must read a set number of books (listed below) during the Challenge
  • students' online books must be verified as read by a coordinator in at school
  • all information must be completed online before the closing date of the challenge.

Prep - Year 2

Number of books: 30

Number of books from the Challenge book list: 20 or more

Year 3 - Year 9

Number of books: 15

Number of books from the Challenge book list: 10 or more

Year 10

Number of books: 15

Number of books from the Challenge book list: 5 or more

Prep, Year 1 or Year 2

If children are in Prep, Year 1 or Year 2 they can read books by themselves or with someone else, for example, a parent, teacher, brother or sister, classmate, buddy or friend. This support is important if they are just learning to read.

Further information

For a printable version of the rules, see:

How Challengers below school age can participate

There are two ways to participate in the Early Childhood Premiers' Reading Challenge:

  • Early Childhood Services can register children at their centre or
  • the parent/guardian of a child can register the child online.

Each child must be registered as a Challenger online and their parent or guardian must keep a record of their reading. 

You do not need to record book titles online.  Please keep a record of books read, one month before the challenge ends you will receive an email asking you to login and tick a box to verify 40 books have been read.

Rules

  • the child must be a young child who is not yet attending a school or is not of school age
  • between March and the closing date of the challenge each child must read or have read with them 40 books. There are lots of suggestions for books on the Challenge book list
  • children can read books by themselves or with someone else, for example, a parent or guardian, carer, brother or sister, buddy or friend. This support is important if the child is just learning to read
  • the child’s parent or guardian or the Challenge coordinator at the early childhood service must verify the child has read the correct number of books and update their online record to reflect this. An email will be sent one month before the Challenge finishes to remind the parent/guardian to login and tick a box to verify the records
  • all information must be completed online before the closing date of the challenge.

Further information

For a printable version of the Challenge guidelines, see: