Campus Poet Election

Campus Poet Election & Poetry Party

Date: Time: 17:00 Location: To be announced / Wordt nog bekendgemaakt

Are you the new Campus Poet? On Thursday January 30, Tilburg University will choose its Campus Poet 2020! Are you a student or staff member and do want to poetically comment on life on campus with your poetry for a whole year? Then sign up for the Campus Poet Election 2020! (language: English & Dutch)

Time: 17:00-18:30 hrs. See also Facebook .
Admission is free.

On January 30 it is Dutch National Poetry Day. It is the perfect occasion to announce the new Campus Poet for 2020 and have a party with music and performances!

Are you the new Campus Poet?

Are you a student or staff member and do you want to comment on life on campus with your poetry for a whole year? Then sign up for the Campus Poet Election 2020!

What does the Campus Poet do?

The Campus Poet comments poetically, both on request and at his/her own initiative, on campus life, studying, and science and on current themes in society, emotions, and life in general. Poems are published in Univers a few times a year and are presented live during various Academic Forum events and at large events like Night University. The Campus Poet also initiates and organizes activities in the area of poetry and the spoken word in collaboration with Academic Forum. In this way, the Campus Poet promotes a lively literary climate on campus.

The Campus Poet receives a stipend of € 500 for his/her activities in the course of the year.

How to become a Campus Poet

The election is open to Tilburg University students and staff. A condition for participation is that you will work or study on the campus for the entire year 2020. Staff must be formally employed by Tilburg University and students must be registered as a Tilburg University student.

What do you need to do?

  • Before January 15, 2020, submit a minimum of three poems at
  • At least one poem must be about the theme of ‘campus life’.
  • The poems may be in Dutch or English.
  • State your name, age, program or position, your ANR, and your contact details.

If you have been nominated, you may present one of the poems you have submitted at the Poetry Party, that will take place on Thursday, January 30. A professional jury and a public vote will decide who will be the Campus Poet 2020.

Join the party and vote at the Poetry Party

If you have no ambition to become the new Campus Poet but do wish to cast your vote, come to the Poetry Party on January 30. The nominees will present their work and the winner will be chosen by a professional jury and a public vote. The Poetry Party is open to everyone. Come and support the nominees and vote for your favorite candidate!

During the party, Campus Poet 2019 Michiel Bakker will step down and singer/songwriter Flemming Viguurs will perform his music.

For more general information, see also: Campus Poet.


This event is a collaboration of Extra Muros, Campus poet Michiel Bakker and Academic Forum.

Contact: Ingemarie Sam, (Academic Forum), or