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Premiers' Reading Challenge

The Challenge encourages children and students to read a set number of books over the year and record their efforts online. Since the Challenge first began in 2005, more than 4.3 million students have read over 60 million books.

2024 Premiers' Reading Challenge is now open

For schools

Logging in and setting up the challenge

For students, parents and early childhood services

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The Premiers' Reading Challenge is supported by all living premiers, past and present

You may be wondering about the use of the apostrophe in the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge.

In 2011, soon after Ted Baillieu was elected Premier, he invited all living former premiers of Victoria to lend their support to the Premiers’ Reading Challenge.

From that day on, the Challenge has been led by the Premier of the day, and supported by all premiers, past and present. The apostrophe was moved to reflect this change.

Each child who completes the Challenge receives a certificate bearing the signatures of the current Premier and living former premiers.

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Share your stories and photos using the hashtag #VicPRC and join the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge Facebook page

The Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge is proudly supported by Penguin Random House Australia.