Reader's Review Competition

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

The Challenge has inspired over 3 million children and adolescents to read almost 50 million books!

Get inspired and challenge yourself to write an interesting review of your favourite book from 2020 and you could win some great prizes.

Prizes

This year two winners will be selected randomly, one primary school winner and one secondary school winner.

Winners will receive:

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

Primary school students will receive:

  • A virtual visit from Tim Harris
  • Zola by Melina Marchetta
  • Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables Fight Back by Tim Harris
  • Exploding Endings: Painted Dogs and Doom Cakes by Tim Harris
Teen Book Prizes

Secondary school students will receive:

  • A virtual visit from Krystal Sutherland
  • Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta
  • Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland
  • A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland

Winning reviews will be published on the Department website.

Important dates

  • 15 June – competition opens
  • 9 August – competition closes – last day to enter!

How to enter

You can review any book on the Premiers' Reading Challenge book list. If the book you want to review is not listed, talk to your teacher about getting it added.

Primary school students

To go into the running to win, reviews must be original and created for students your own age.

  1. Make sure you are registered for the 2020 Premiers' Reading Challenge.
  2. Read any book from the Premiers' Reading Challenge booklist, or another age appropriate book.
  3. Either write us a review in 50 words or less, or draw us a picture of your favourite part of the story.
  4. Download and complete the Readers' Review entry form (docx - 98.67kb). Ask for help if you need to.
  5. Carefully read the terms and conditions together and have your parent or guardian sign the form.
  6. Let your teacher or your school's PRC Coordinator know that you have entered this competition.
  7. Email your review and the completed entry form, including the signed Terms and Conditions, to readingchallenge@education.vic.gov.au.

Entries close 5pm Sunday 9 August 2020.

Secondary school students

To go into the running to win, reviews must be original and written for other students your own age.

  1. Make sure you are registered for the 2020 Premiers' Reading Challenge
  2. Read any book from the Premiers' Reading Challenge booklist, or another age appropriate book
  3. Write 200 word review
  4. Download and complete the Readers' Review entry form (docx - 98.67kb) and carefully read the terms and conditions.
  5. Ask your parent or guardian to read and sign the form.
  6. Let your teacher or your school's PRC Coordinator know that you have entered this competition.
  7. Email your review and the completed entry form, including the signed Terms and Conditions, to readingchallenge@education.vic.gov.au.

Terms and conditions

Please read the terms and conditions (docx - 102.13kb) 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 (docx - 102.13kb).

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

Contact us

If you have any questions please email readingchallenge@education.vic.gov.au