august, 2019

20aug(aug 20)9:00 am29nov(nov 29)5:00 pm2019 Bass Coast Prize for non fictionCalling Gippsland writers

2019 Bass Coast Prize for non fiction


Event Details

While there are many short story competitions in Australia, prizes for short non-fiction are much rarer.

The Bass Coast Prize for Non-Fiction, launched by author Tom Keneally at the recent Phillip Island Literary Festival, is one of the richest competitions for non-fiction in Australia with a total of $10,000 in prize money.   The first prize winner will receive $5000, second $3000 and third $2000.

Entries can be in the form of an essay, profile, memoir, long-form journalism or a substantial portion of a book manuscript but must pertain to the Gippsland region, issues or people.  The length is 5000-10,000 words.  The prize is open to writers living in, working or attending an educational institution in Gippsland.

Entries close on November 29, 2019 and prize winners will be announced in February 2020.

For more information and entry criteria, visit Bass Coast Prize for Non Fiction at or email Phyllis Papps at


August 20 (Tuesday) 9:00 am - November 29 (Friday) 5:00 pm