We already know you are an amazing collection of talented people because we have read your books and personal statements.
It is going to be a dynamic Award Night meeting all of you and it will be really special to have our two new judges plus the rest of the judging panel for you to meet and discuss your books with.
Tara Guha last year's winner with her book UNTOUCHABLE THINGS will join me speaking about the experience of winning Luke's Bursary which had some amusing moments.
It feels like a human scaffold is being built from Luke's idea to support fledgling writers and I believe these words are important:
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
And please know we feel privileged to have read your words. Thank you to everyone who sent their submissions making it a challenging job to find our finalists.