Submissions accepted 1 October – 1 November 2023

Free to enter

How can Robotics unite People, Countries and Disciplines all over the world? euRobotics is looking for great works of poetry on the theme ‘Robotics Unites’ for the first euRobotics poetry competition.


– The poem must be written in English and must reflect the ‘Robotics Unites’ theme.

– The poem should not exceed 30 lines.

– Entries are limited to one poem per person.

– The contest is open to everyone, living anywhere from 16 years and older (children’s competition also available)

– We consider only previously unpublished work. Work that has appeared online for any reason, including social media posts, is considered to have been previously published and should not be submitted.

The prize

– The winning poem and two runners up have the possibility to perform during the European Robotics Week, Central Opening Event on 22 November 2023 in Hannover, Germany

– The winning poems will be published in our euRobotics newsletter, on our euRobotics website and via our social media channels.

– The winner will receive a trophy and gift.


To submit an individual entry, register via the online entry form. The competition will close on Wednesday, 1st November 2023. Our jury will then consider the submissions and inform the participants at the latest on 10th November 2023 about the result of the competition.


– Steve Doswell: Chair of Council of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and corporate communication specialist for euRobotics

– Paolo Barattini: Research Director at Kontor 46 and member of euRobotics

– Edwin Dertien: Researcher, teacher, artist, musician, healthcare entrepreneur, and Jack-of-all-trades on robotics. Dr Edwin Dertien is all of these things. This versatility is reflected in his research and teaching at the University of Twente. “I’m a maker at heart.

What else do I need to know?

• You can help spread the word about the competition by distributing the competition flyer

• All poems (if judged suitable) will be published during time via our social media channels)

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the Robotics Poetry competition, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Send us your work by 1 November, 2023 via the ‘Robotics Poetry Contest Form’