Tasmanian Premier's reading challenge Go to Tas.Gov.Au

About the Challenge

10 books in 10 weeks

Students from Prep to Year 6 are challenged to read 10 books in 10 weeks. They can negotiate with their teacher to have a large chapter book counted as being more than one book. Whilst reading 10 books means the student has completed the Challenge, they can read more. Extra pages can be downloaded to add to the reading log.

Teachers record students who have completed the Challenge in the PRC Application. This can be done at any time between Monday 29 April and Friday 5 July 2019

Students recorded in the PRC Application as having completed the Challenge will receive a certificate from the Premier after the Challenge ends.

How do we get involved?


Schools need to sign up for the PRC and to register student names for the Challenge.

  1. Government School sign up is through an online form and is open from Monday 25 February to Friday 15 March 2019.
  2. Non-Government School sign up is through a different online form and is open from Monday 25 February to Friday 15 March 2019.
  3. Registration of student names is through the new PRC Application and is open from Monday 18 March to Friday 5 April 2019.

Home Educators

Home Educators need to sign up through the Home Educators Sign-up Form, which is open from Monday 25 February to Friday 15 March.

It is best for Home Educators to send us an email when each student finishes the Challenge to ensure they receive their completion certificate.

Student Reading Ambassadors

School based Student Reading Ambassadors (SRAs) complement the role of the Hawks Player Reading Ambassadors. School-based SRAs promote interest in the PRC and reading in general within their school community.

PRC coordinators are invited to nominate one outstanding Student Reading Ambassador (or a pair of students who jointly fulfilled the role) for a regional prize.

Details about nominations, closing dates and the prizes can be found on the Prizes and Incentives page. Closing dates are also on the PRC calendar.