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Poster contest
"The Renaissance of the night train"
Deadline: 31/10/2021 23h59

Back on Track Belgium vzw-asbl is organising a European poster competition " The Renaissance of the Night Train".

The poster competition takes place within the European Year of Rail as an official #EUYearofRail event. Objective is promoting the night train within the European transport sector goals formulated in the European Green Deal.

Our poster competition is a nod to the past of graphic art, that we all know from the posters of illustrious night trains such as "Ostende-Vienne Express", not forgetting that today's European transport sector has changed a lot.

How to submit?

We call on all interested parties, from all over Europe, to design a poster in A1 format that highlights the benefits of night train travel for passengers or for society in general. A jury will make a selection from all entries, which will be exhibited in Brussels in autumn 2021. In early December, the winner and other laureates will be announced.

To submit, fill in the form and send us a PDF version of your poster via a transfer platform (e.g. We Transfer) to

postercompetition (at) or by post in time.​

The entries must, among other things, comply to these rules:

  • Reflect the past or future of the night train, night train destinations of #Hub4Brussels or innovation or advantages related to the night train

  • Can be printed on A1 size

  • Maximum 2 lines of text (1 title and 1 subtitle)

  • Not be or contain a photo

​Update 17/11/2021: Due to organisational reasons, no former CIWL-employee will be in the jury and the public's choice round will not take place. Watches will be given to laureat n°5 up to 15.

Update 1/11/2021 : Entries are closed. We'll let every participant know more by the end of November

Update 23/10/2021: Location check @ Muntpunt Library Place de la Monnaie














Update 04/10/2021: Check out live coverage from our drawing event in the #ConnectingEurope Express here

Update 22/09/2021: Europalia Arts Festival, organizer of the art festival Trains & Tracks joined the jury!




Update 30/09/2021: Muntpunt library will host a vernissage on 2nd of December 2021. The posters will be visible all month from Place de la Monnaie, in the center of Brussels.

Our partners and the prizes



Eurail is one of our sponsors and is offering the first prize, 2 Global Interrail Passes for 7 days travel within 30 days.

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European Sleeper is sponsoring the competition by offering a ticket for 2 people in a private compartment from Brussels to Prague or vice versa, including breakfast.

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The third prize is offered by Ostend Vienna Orient Experience to travel with up to 5 people in a compartment to winter or summer destinations.

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The fourth prize, the People's Choice Award, is offered by the Belgian watch brand Ice Watch. The first 5 winners of the People's Choice Award will receive an Ice Watch, which runs on solar energy( "The Solar Power") so they can always arrive on time for their train! 


Student prize

The prize for the student category includes a private workshop at the Grafik (risography - drawing - animation - linography - silkscreen - ...) and a A3 print

at the shop. 

A goodie bag with paper goods and drawing materials for all the participating students.