Premier’s Reading Challenge 2023
In these terms and conditions, 'the department' means the State of Queensland acting through the Department of Education.
Information on how to enter and participate in the Premier's Reading Challenge (also referred to as ‘the program’) including all program guidelines, information books, forms and fact sheets forms part of these terms and conditions of entry. Participation in the program will be considered acceptance of these terms and conditions. For example, by:
parents/carers signing and returning their child’s reader record form to their school
school teachers* or other individuals (e.g. parents or carers of participating students) registering a user account on the
Median website to upload their students’/child’s entry in the program.
*School teachers and early childhood centre teachers entering students as part of a group must ensure they have appropriate authorisation from parents/carers of the participants to collect and disclose the students’ personal information via the third-party online service on the
Median website (for example, a signed consent form and a signed reader record form).
The department (ABN 76 337 613 647) is the owner of the Premier's Reading Challenge program. You can contact the department at:
How to enter
For details on how to enter, please see the program guidelines including the information kits for schools, early childhood centres or individuals, available on the
Once entered, details are not transferable to any other person or organisation or school.
Late, partially completed or registrations that do not satisfy the registration requirements or program guidelines at the time of the program entry closing may be judged as ineligible for participation in the program.
All information submitted must be true and correct as at the time of registration.
The decision made by the department to accept a student or school as eligible to proceed to the next stage of the program is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The department accepts no responsibility for inability to or failure to register by the final date.
Where a person has granted the department the right to use personal information (including student personal information, and/or photographs and/or video) in a project consent form, those rights will be exercised in accordance with the project consent form.
Where non-state schools and organisations are entering students as a part of a group, the person completing the registration must be an authorised representative of the organisation/school affiliated with the person.
Where there is more than 1 category or stage, each category or stage may have individual eligibility criteria as well as judging criteria.
Although every effort will be made to ensure program materials (including certificates, prizes and awards) are sent to the address stated on the registration, the department takes no responsibility for lost or misdirected items not received by students/schools.
Any prizes that form part of the program will be awarded to the first valid entries selected at random by the department. The draw will be final. The prizes are not redeemable for cash and are non-transferable. No correspondence will be entered into.
The department will not be responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any network or lines, servers, providers, computer equipment, software, traffic congestion on the internet, etc. including, but not limited to, any injury or damage to participants or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials in this program.
The department will not be responsible for any failure by sponsors and partners to fulfil their contractual obligations made between the department and the sponsor.
- If for any reason the program is unable to run as planned including causes beyond the control of the department, the department may at its sole discretion cancel, suspend or modify the program.
- The program may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
- The department reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of a registration, reject a registration or disqualify a registration that is not in accordance with these terms and conditions.
Release and Indemnity
Parents/carers of participating students agree to release the department from any claims relating to a cancellation, suspension, modification or withdrawal of the program.
Non-state schools and organisations entering students in the program as part of a group warrant that they have appropriate authorisation from parents/carers to collect and disclose students’ personal information via the third party
online service (for example, a signed consent form and a signed reading record form). Non-state schools and early childhood centres release and indemnify the department from any claims, loss or damage arising from a breach of this warranty.
Changes to terms and conditions
- These terms and conditions may be altered where necessary and any changes will be notified on the
The department is committed to protecting your privacy and to compliance with the
Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld), the
Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 (Qld) and other legislation applicable to the department.
You authorise the department to collect, store and use the personal information in your entry and any other personal information that you provide to the department, for the purposes of the conduct of the program, communicating with you, administering the ‘Certificates of Achievement’ and issuing any prizes.
You consent to the department disclosing personal information in your registration or entry, and any other personal information that you provide to the department, to its contractors and agents, to assist in administering the program, communicating with you, and administering the ‘Certificates of Achievement’ and any prizes.
The entry process for this program is provided via a third party (non-departmental) online service and managed outside the department’s network. In doing so, personal information will be disclosed to the third party online service which is contracted to the department. Details for the third party online service are:
Service name: Median Technologies Pty Ltd
Data hosting: Onshore via Microsoft Azure Cloud Service (in Australia)
Purpose of use: Registration of entries for the Premier’s Reading Challenge, and printing and mailing individualised Certificates of Achievement
By submitting a reader record form containing you and/or your child’s personal information in this program (or registering), you consent to the third party online service using and disclosing that personal information in accordance with these terms and conditions, the Data Collection Notice on the
Median website and any associated consent form provided by your child’s school.
The data, including personal information, will be held for a period of one (1) year and then will be deleted. If you wish the department to update or remove your personal information or your child’s personal information before 1 year has expired, you can contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07 3328 6628.
- The Premier’s Reading Challenge and these terms and conditions will be governed by the laws of the State of Queensland.