In the top division, the top eight will progress to the play-offs, which will follow the same format as Super League, with the winners of the Grand Final claiming a £50,000 prize.
The next five teams in the table - 2nd to 6th - will then battle it out in a play-off series, with the Grand Final winner earning the second promotion spot.
All clubs were notified of the structure of the 2013 season back in September.
Championship play-off format
Qualifying: 1st v 4th
Qualfying: 2nd v 3rd
Elimination: 5th v 8th
Elimination: 6th v 7th
Preliminary: Loser qualifying (highest ranked) v Winner Elimination (lowest ranked)
Preliminary: Loser qualifying (lowest ranked) v Winner Elimination (highest ranked)
Semi: Winner qualifying (highest ranked) v Winner preliminary (lowest ranked)
Semi: Winner qualifying (lowest ranked) v Winner preliminary (highest ranked)
Grand Final: Winner Semi v Winner Semi
Championship 1 play-off format
Match A: 3rd v 4th
Match B: 5th v 6th
2nd receives bye
Match C: 2nd v Winner of Match A
Match D: Loser of Match A v Winner of Match B
Match E: Loser Match C v Winner Match D
Grand Final: Winner Match C v Winner Match E
Wigan scrum-half Matty Smith is delighted to have signed a new four-year contract with a club where he feels very much at home.
Catalan Dragons have revealed that Todd Carney has signed a three-year deal with them, and will captain the team.
The rugby league players' association League13 has announced the creation of its 'Hall of Honour', and confirmed that identity of the first four players to feature.
Rugby League Cares is set to benefit from a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant, which will help them secure the Rugby League Heritage Collection Centre collection of memorabilia.
Thirteen players have joined player-coach Paul March in pledging their futures to Keighley, regardless of which division they will play in next season.
Bradford have signed former Wakefield scrum-half Harry Siejka on a two-year deal.