What is it?

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.

Who can take part?

From 2017 there will be three categories: Year 5/6 and Year 7/8 for most regions and Year 9/10 for Wide Bay. Most regions will accept only one team per school or public library per category. Check the Regional Information on the website for details of your region or email your regional coordinator. A team of up to 4 readers (plus one optional reserve) may be registered per school/public library. Teams choosing to have more than one reserve cannot be catered for at the regional and state finals. Some regions allow more than one team to enter. For details check the Regional Information page first.

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 open in March 2018.

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. These will be held during the evening of  5 September 2018 for Year 7-8 during the Brisbane Writers Festival andpossibly the same week for the Year 5-6 at venue still to be found.