Premiers' Reading Challenge reader's review competition

The Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge Reader's Review competition is open to primary and secondary school students!

Challenge your students to write, draw or film a creative review of their favourite book for the chance to win some great prizes.  


This year eleven winners will be selected, one in each category

Winners will receive:

  • a virtual visit from an Australian author, for their whole class
  • a prize pack containing three books from Penguin Random House

Winning reviews will be published on the Department's website. 

Important dates

  • Monday 28 June – competition opens
  • Friday 17 September – competition closes – last day to enter! 

How to enter 

Students can review any book that they have read for the Premiers' Reading Challenge.

1.     Make sure your students are registered for the 2021 Premiers' Reading Challenge.

2.     They can either write a review (see word limits below based on grade) or draw us a picture of their favourite part of the story.
If they are in Years 3 to 8 they can record a 30-second video as their review.

3.     Download and complete the Reader's Review entry form for your students.
Don't forget to read the terms and conditions.

4.     Ask parents or guardians to sign the form.

5.     Email the review and the completed entry form, including the signed terms and conditions, to

Entries close 5 pm Friday 17 September 2021. 

Reader's Review Entry Form (docx - 356.93kb)


This year eleven winners will be selected, one for each category listed below.

There are lots of ways to enter, your students can write a review or draw their favourite part of a book that they read for the 2021 Challenge.

Students in Years 3 to 8 can also make a 30 second video where they share their book review.

The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges. 

Prep to Grade 2

  • Drawing
  • Written review (50 words max)

Grade 3 to 4

  • Drawing
  • Written review (150 words max)
  • Video review

Grade 5 to 6

  • Drawing
  • Written review (300 words max)
  • Video review

Grade 7 to 8

  • Drawing
  • Written review (500 words max)
  • Video review

Terms and conditions

Please read the terms and conditions (docx - 360kb) carefully before entering the competition. Ask your parent or guardian for help you if you need. 

Privacy policy

The Department of Education and Training will collect personal information for the purpose of the Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge as set out in the terms and conditions.

For more information please see the Department's Information Privacy Policy. 

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