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Premier's Reading Challenge – RACQ Storybook Competition

As a program partner of the Premier’s Reading Challenge, RACQ is giving away over $76,000 worth of books to help improve Queensland students reading literacy.

In the words of renowned French novelist Marcel Poust “There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favourite book.”

It is with this is mind, that RACQ has once again partnered with the Queensland Government to show its commitment to education and reading literacy with the Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC).

The challenge is an annual initiative for students from Prep to Year 9 to be encouraged to read for pleasure and learning.

In 2017, over 155,000 Queensland students from 850 schools and 410 early childhood centres took part in the challenge and read a total of 2.16 million books.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said a key part of her governments focus was to give students a strong start in their early years.

“We know literacy is a powerful tool which gives children the best start at school, but also builds a solid foundation that shapes every aspect of their lives,” she said.

To show RACQ’s commitment to Queensland education and reading literacy, the club is giving away 5,000 books worth over $76,000 during the course of the PRC.

The RACQ Storybook Competition is open!

This year, we’re creating our first storybook, written and illustrated by Queensland students.

Prep-Year 6 students are invited to submit a rescue story and illustration about one of the RACQ characters. The best 10 stories (as selected by an RACQ panel of judges) will be published in the 2018 RACQ Storybook. Plus, by entering the competition, students will go in the draw to win books for their school library.

There will be three major prize winners, which are selected at random, who will win a share of $9,000 worth of books to add to their school library! Plus, 500 runners-up will also win a book pack (six books in total) from the PRC list for their school.

  • If you’re a primary school teacher, make sure your school gets involved. You’ll need to register your school for the Premier’s Reading Challenge and submit your illustrated short stories by 30 June. This can be a class or individual student submission.
  • If you’re a parent of a primary school student, don’t let your child’s school miss out! Start the conversation with their teacher today as all student entries must be submitted by their teacher.

For more information on how to enter, visit racq.com/readingchallenge. For inspiration, here’s some of the entries we’ve received so far.

Competition terms and conditions apply.