Competition for early years children

Little Reader Photo Share competition

Do you love story time with your child? 

Reading to your young child is one of the most important things you can do to help them develop their literacy skills later in life. 

A small amount of reading each day makes a big difference!

We want to encourage a love of reading from a young age. Share your photos of you and your little reader enjoying story time together for your chance to win a special prize.

Winners will be chosen fortnightly and their winning photo will be shared on the Premiers' Reading Challenge Facebook page

Winners also will get a Puffin prize pack containing two picture books and a cute library bag to store them in.

To win, send us a photo of you and your child reading together and tell us what you love about sharing story time.

Reading is for everybody, everyday!

Enter in three simple steps

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the Little Reader Photo Share competition, your child must be:

  • registered for the 2020 Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge
  • under six years of age and not yet at school.

How winners are chosen

A winner will be randomly chosen each fortnight from the entries emailed to

Key dates

  • Monday 8 June – competition opens
  • Friday 28 August – competition closes

Prize packs

Winners will receive a randomly selected prize pack containing two Puffin picture books and a Puffin library bag to store them in.

Primary Book Prizes

Winners will receive two picture books from the following selection:

  • The Tiny Star by Mem Fox
  • Monster in my House by the Umbilical Brothers
  • Sleep Tight, Platypup by Renee Treml
  • Moonfish by Graeme Base
  • There’s a Hippopotamus on the Roof Eating Cake by Hazel Edwards and Deborah Niland
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Kissed by the Moon by Alison Lester
  • Primary Book Prizes
  • Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd
  • All Through the Year by Jane Godwin and Anna Walker
  • Somewhere Else by Gus Gordon

Winners will be contacted by email and asked to provide their postal address for delivery of the prize pack. 

Prizes unclaimed after a period of one month from the date of notification may be forfeited. The prizes are not transferable or exchangeable. Although reasonable efforts will be made to ensure delivery of the prize packs to the address as notified by the winner, the Department is not responsible for lost of misdirected items.

Privacy policy

The Department of Education and Training will collect personal information for the purpose of the Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge and associated promotional activities as set out in the photo consent form. 

If you do not provide this information, you or your child may not be eligible to participate in the Little Reader Photo Share competition. Personal information will be disclosed to the Department's employees and contractors, members of the public and as stated in the consent form. 

You are entitled to request access to or change your personal information by contacting the Communications Division on (03) 7022 1438 or

For more information please see the Department's Information Privacy Policy.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please email