RACQ has been a proud sponsor of the annual Premier’s Reading Challenge, a statewide initiative aiming to improve literacy, learning and encourage reading for pleasure. The initiative is open to all Queensland schools, including home educated students, from Prep to Year 9. Children enrolled in an early childhood centre can also participate in the challenge. 


In support of the Premiers Reading Challenge, RACQ gives away thousands of books to participating schools every year. Keep an eye out here for more details on how RACQ are supporting the 2019 Premiers Reading Challenge.

The RACQ Storybook 2018

Last year we produced our first ever RACQ Storybook, published, written and illustrated by Queensland students that took part in our competition through the Premiers Reading Challenge.

We created three storybook characters and asked students to create and illustrate a story based on Helen and the helicopter, Patty and the patrol or Tony and the tow truck. Stories were submitted by individual students or as classroom projects, encouraging students to get involved in writing and reading for enjoyment.

We received an overwhelming number of high quality of stories submitted as part of the 2018 RACQ Storybook Competition which made selecting ten stories to feature in the RACQ Storybook a difficult task.

The RACQ Storybook 2018 has since been published and distributed to the budding young authors. Plus, we’ve created an eBook which you can download, and we hope you enjoy reading their stories as much as we did.

Looking to the future, we often run initiatives to support Queensland schools. If you’d like to learn more about these initiatives, please email us at marketing@racq.com.au.

2018 competition winners

1st Yeronga State School ($5000 worth of books)

2nd North Rockhampton Special School ($3000 worth of books)

3rd Wallangarra State School ($1000 worth of books)

In addition to the major prize packs, 100 runner-up prizes have also been drawn and sent to Queensland schools.

storybook download

2018 entries

1. This competition is a promotion run by [RACQ Operations Pty Limited ABN 80 009 663 414] (“Promoter”).

2. Entries and information on prizes and how to enter form part of these terms and conditions (“Terms”). Entries not completed in accordance with these Terms are ineligible. Participation in this competition constitutes acceptance of these Terms.

3. The competition is open to residents of Queensland aged 18 years and over.

4. Directors, officers, management, employees and other staff (and the immediate families of directors, officers, management, employees and other staff) of the Promoter, related entities and agents of the Promoter are ineligible to enter.

5. The Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who the Promoter has reason to believe breached any of these conditions, or engaged in any unlawful or otherwise improper misconduct calculated to jeopardise the fair and proper conduct of the competition. The Promoter’s legal rights to recover damages or other compensation from such an offender are reserved.

6. The competition commences at 12am 15 May 2018 and closes at 12am 30 June 2018 (Promotion Period).

7. Eligible entrants may enter this competition by registering for the Premier’s Reading challenge and submitting a story and illustration to racq.com/readingchallenge. RACQ encourages class submissions and/or individual submissions. All entries, however, need to be submitted by a Queensland teacher and not by students themselves. RACQ has the right to edit the story if required

8. Only one entry per class and/or student is permitted and only one prize will be awarded to the winning submission which may be a class or an individual student. Regardless of whether an individual or class story wins, the prize will be awarded to the school to be added to the school library.

9. All entries become the property of the Promoter. No responsibility is accepted for late, lost or misdirected entries.

10. The competition will be drawn at 10am 16 July 2018 at Level 13, 60 Edward Street, Brisbane 4000 by the RACQ Marketing team.

11. Times quoted are local times.

12. There will be 3 major prize winners and 500 runner-up prize winners in this competition who will be chosen at random from all eligible entries received. The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

13. The winners of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd major prize will receive a pack of books to the value of $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000 respectively. The 500 winners of the runner up prizes will receive a pack of 6 books to the value of $90. The total prize pool value is $54,000 (inclusive of GST). Prize components, including without limitation model and colour, may alter at the discretion of the Promoter. Any change in the value of the prize between the publishing date and the date that the prize is claimed is not the responsibility of the Promoter.

14. The winner will be notified by telephone or email using the telephone number or email provided by the winner when they entered the competition. The prize will be posted to the winner to the address provided by the winner when they are contacted by RACQ staff.

15. If the winner is unable to be contacted within two weeks of the draw, a redraw will occur. In the event that a redraw is required, it will be held at 10am 23 July 2018 at Level 13, 60 Edward Street, Brisbane 4000 by the RACQ Marketing team and the redraw winner will be notified by telephone using the telephone number provided by winner when they entered the competition.

16. The prize is not transferable, exchangeable or redeemable for cash.

17. If the winner of the prize is under the age of 18 years (where entry by persons under 18 is not permitted), the Promoter may, at its discretion, award the prize to the winner’s parent or guardian.

18. The information that entrants provide will be used by the Promoter for the purpose of conducting the competition, and to periodically keep entrants informed about the goods and services provided by the Promoter, related entities and its service providers. By entering this competition entrants consent to the use of their contact details for the purposes described in this clause. The Promoter may use or disclose entrants’ personal information to related entities or other appropriate third parties in accordance with its privacy policy available on its Internet site at racq.com.

19. The prize winner acknowledges that the prize, or any component of the prize, may be subject to the standard terms and conditions of the individual prize supplier(s) and may be subject to additional terms and conditions imposed by third parties. The winner must become acquainted with any such additional terms and conditions prior to accepting the prize. The Promoter does not accept any responsibility and is not liable for any additional conditions imposed on the taking of the prize by third parties, or for the breach of those conditions by any person. The acceptance of the prize creates a relationship between the prize winner and the individual prize supplier(s) and the Promoter is not responsible for, and accepts no liability in relation to, any loss, damage or claim that may be incurred by the prize winner as a result of the prize winner’s decision to accept the prize.

20. In participating in the prize activity, the winner agrees to participate and cooperate as required in all editorial activities relating to this promotion, including but not limited to being interviewed, video-recorded and photographed. The winner agrees to grant the Promoter and its related entities a perpetual, non-exclusive licence to use such audio, footage and/or photographs in all media worldwide and the winner will not be entitled to any fee for such use. The winner agrees that they will not sell or otherwise provide their story, video and/or photographs to any media or other organisation.

21. Entrants consent to the Promoter and its related entities using their name, likeness, image and/or voice in the event they are a prize winner (including photograph, film and/or recording of the same) in any media for an unlimited period without remuneration for the purpose of promoting the promotion (including any outcome), and promoting products manufactured, distributed and/or supplied by the Promoter or its related entities.

22. The Promoter will use its best endeavours to provide the prize as listed. If the prize (or any element of the prize) is unavailable, the Promoter, in its absolute discretion, reserves the right to substitute the prize (or that part of the prize) with a prize of equivalent value and/or specification, subject to any written directions from a regulatory authority.

23. If for any reason this competition is not capable of being conducted by the Promoter as intended, whether because of computer virus, mobile phone failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter which in the Promoter’s opinion affects the administration of the competition, security, fairness or integrity, the Promoter may in its sole discretion, cancel, modify or suspend the competition, subject to the approval of the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation in Queensland as may be required.

24. Without limiting any other paragraph, the Promoter may at its discretion amend any aspect of this competition or these terms, subject to applicable laws and subject to the approval of the relevant regulatory authorities.

25. The Promoter, its related entities, and the directors, officers, management, employees and other staff of the Promoter and its related entities (Promoter’s Agents) will not be liable for any loss or damage or for any personal injury sustained as a result of taking the prize(s) or entering into this competition. The Promoter and the Promoter’s Agents make no representations or warranties as to the quality, suitability or merchantability or any goods or services offered as prizes. To the extent permitted by law, the Promoter and the Promoter’s Agents are not liable for any loss suffered to person or property by reason of any act or omission, deliberate or negligent, by the Promoter or the Promoter’s Agents, in connection with the arrangement for the supply, or the supply, of goods and services by any person to the prize winner and, where applicable, to any persons accompanying the prize winners.

26. If, notwithstanding the above, the Promoter or the Promoter’s Agents are found to be liable to any person in connection with this competition the Promoter’s and the Promoter’s Agents’ maximum aggregate liability is limited to $1.00.

27. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Promoter and the Promoter’s Agents will not be liable to any person for indirect or consequential loss or damage suffered by any person in connection with the entering the competition, or as a result of taking the prize. This applies to all claims, whether such claims are made in tort (including without limitation negligence), in equity, under statute or any other basis.

28. The laws of Queensland govern the Promoter’s competitions.