Prom inspires prize-winning work
Nov 28, 2022 - Lucinda Bain has won the 2022 Bass Coast Prize for Non-Fiction with The Prom, a personal interrogation of the writer’s place in nature in the midst of a climate emergency.
Calling Gippsland writers
June 12 2022 - Entries are now open for the 2022 Bass Coast Prize for Non-Fiction, one of the richest competitions for non-fiction in Australia, with a total of $10,000 in prize money.
2021 winners announced
Dec 3, 2021 - Rees Quilford has won the 2021 Bass Coast Prize for Non-Fiction with an evocative essay documenting his daily routine of swimming, walking and photography at Cape Paterson’s Bay Beach through the first Covid winter.
A symphony of words
July 2, 2021 - Writing long non-fiction is a bit like conducting an orchestra, according to prize-winning author Christine Grayden.
Stories of us
June 18, 2021 - Bushfires, pandemics, and the never-ending battle over urban development … these are our stories.
History with a twist wins non-fiction prize
Oct 16, 2020 – Bass Coast writer Linda Cuttriss has won the 2020 Bass Coast Prize for Non-Fiction with At Screw Creek, part true detective story, part local history, part family history.
Phillip Island writer takes top prize
Feb 10, 2020 - Phillip Island writer and historian Christine Grayden has won first prize in the inaugural Bass Coast Prize for Non-Fiction with Jobs that no longer exist.
Writers, take your marks
August 3, 2019 - Bass Coast has been placed on the literary map with the launch of one of the richest competitions for short non-fiction in Australia, thanks to a local writer.