Premier's Reading Challenge

The Premier's Reading Challenge is not a competition, but a way to encourage students to develop a love of reading for life. Through the challenge children and students are given an opportunity to develop their appreciation of the English language and are encouraged to explore and enjoy a wide range of literary texts.

Children and students who complete the challenge have their efforts recognised through the receipt of a Certificate of Achievement signed by the Premier of Queensland.

Students are encouraged to select a range of fiction and non-fiction books suited to their reading ability. While there is no compulsory reading list for the challenge, booklists are available to help students, teachers, parents and guardians select appropriate reading material. Reading logs will be sent home to record the book titles and authors used in the challenge.

The following activities can be counted towards the challenge:

  • ​reading independently
  • shared reading
  • being read to (Prep – Year 2). 

The following literature forms can be counted towards the challenge:
  • printed books
  • e-books, virtual books and digital publications
  • graphic novels and comic books
  • audio and braille books
  • newspapers, magazines and recipe books.