QLD Readers Cup

Readers Cup is organised by the Qld Branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia. It is a state wide competition for young readers. Teams of four students together read a set of books, and then compete with other school or public library teams to answer quiz questions from the books.

Why do it?

Readers Cup competitions challenge students to read widely, work collaboratively in a team and continue developing a love of reading. It allows readers to compete at a regional and state level similar to sporting competitions and to meet other students with an equal passion for books.

When does it take place?

Term 1
Schools and public libraries may run their own Readers Cup competitions in Term 1 to assist in the selection of a team; however, schools must not use their Regional Cup titles for school competitions. Teams need to register before the Easter school holidays.
Registrations will be taken in March 2017. After a number of technical glitches, we think it is all working ok now.

Term 2
Regional competitions are held near the end of Term 2. Regional coordinators will tell teams when to begin reading. This is usually just prior to or just after the Easter vacation, depending on the date of the regional finals.

Term 3
Winning teams from each region will compete at the CBCA Qld Readers Cup State Finals to be held in the evening of 6 September 2017 with Year 7-8 at the Edge, State Library of Queensland as part of the Brisbane Writers Festival and the Year 5-6 at the Metro Hotel Ipswich International as part of StoryArts Festival Ipswich.

What does it cost?

It is free to register for schools or public libraries and $35 to register a private team.

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