World Radiography Day (WRD)

Our thank you to the radiography profession.

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World Radiography Day

World Radiography Day (WRD) is celebrated on 8 November each year. The date marks the anniversary of the discovery of x-radiation by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895.

Radiography professionals worldwide can use the day and the days around the date to promote radiography as a career, as a vital contribution to modern healthcare, and as an opportunity to increase public awareness of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy.

Our WRD 2023 activities are generously sponsored by Elekta. You can learn more about them below.

Poster Competition 2023

Each year we give members the opportunity to design a poster celebrating their profession. This year our competition theme is 'Healthcare Heroes', and it’s down to you to design a concept that best represents the pivotal role radiography professionals play in healthcare.

The winning posters will be included in our WRD Packs going out to departments across the UK, with the designers also receiving: 

  • a framed copy of their poster
  • a Synergy profile
  • tickets to the Radiography Awards 
  • the cash equivalent of a years membership

To enter the competition, you must be an SoR member or a relative of a member.

Our poster competition is now closed; thank you to everyone who submitted a design. Rresults and final poster designs will be announced shortly.

If you are looking for inspiration, download the 2022 winning posters (and colouring sheets)

WRD Packs 

To order your poster packs, please use this form. Packs will be dispatched at the end of September 2023. 

About our WRD sponsors, Elekta

As a leader in precision radiation therapy, Elekta is committed to ensuring every patient has access to the best cancer care possible. They openly collaborate with customers to advance sustainable, outcome-driven and cost-efficient solutions to meet evolving patient needs, improve lives and bring hope to everyone dealing with cancer. For them, it's personal, and their global team of 4,700 employees combine passion, science, and imagination to profoundly change cancer care.

We don’t just build technology, we build hope.
Elekta is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with offices in more than 120 countries and listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, visit or follow @Elekta on Twitter.