World Radiography Day

Now accepting submissions for the 2024 Poster Competition

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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.

World Radiography Day Poster Competition 2024

Each year, we invite SoR members to design a poster that will be included in our World Radiography Day pack of materials which will be distributed to hundreds of imaging and radiotherapy departments across the UK. 

The theme of this year’s poster competition is ‘Radiographers: Seeing the Unseen’ and we’re calling on you to design a concept that best represents this.

To enter, submit your work via our Poster Competition Entry Form, by 23:59 on 26 July 2024.

Remember, you don’t need to be an artist to enter! We’re interested in the idea and message your work conveys, not your artistic ability. Successful designs will be translated to a standard that can be printed on a poster. Before entering the competition, review our competition guidelines below.

  • Competition Guidelines

    • To enter, you must be a current SoR member.
    • You should only enter the competition once, uploading one concept or document in total.
    • You may use the medium of your choice to create your artwork.
    • To promote fairness and opportunities for new participants, winners and runners up from the past two poster competitions will not be able to enter this round. So, if your artwork was included in the 2022 or 2023 WRD pack (either as a poster or colouring sheet), you will be able to enter the 2025 competition instead.
  • What could you win?

    In addition to your design being included in our WRD packs, winners will also receive:

    • A cash equivalent of a year’s membership
    • A framed copy of your poster
    • A profile in Synergy

Need some inspiration?

View our previous winning designs below.

2023 poster theme: Healthcare heroes
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2022 poster theme: Pride in our profession
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Meet our members

The Society of Radiographers is the professional body and trade union for the radiographic workforce. As 9/10 hospital patients will be treated by a radiography professional or support worker, it's likely you've met one of our members!

To learn more about radiography, explore our professional magazine (Synergy) profiles and features below:

Ruth Strudwick | Putting people first

Ruth Strudwick is a professor, radiographer, a journal editor, chair of multiple boards, and a researcher. Synergy sat down with her to find out how she balances her competing radiography passions.

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Shannon Johnson | Making an impact

Therapeutic radiographer Shannon Johnson explains how a grant enabled her to research the profession's recruitment crisis.

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15 Minutes With... Steven Edwards

We spend 15 minutes quizzing Steven Edwards about his shift from diagnostic radiography in humans to an animal hospital.

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Theo Akudjedu | Inspiring future leaders

Dr Theo Akudjedus practical approach to teaching and mentoring is inspiring the future leaders of radiography.

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Sonography: The next generation

Gender inequality in breast radiology

How two radiographers transformed breast screening in their department for all genders.

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Join our Patient Advisory Group

Our Patient Advisory Group (PAG) gives patients the opportunity to influence our work, ensuring diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy services meet their needs. 

Have you ever had an x-ray, scan or undergone radiotherapy treatment? If so, consider joining our PAG and sharing your views. 

To find out more about the PAG and how to join, please email Georgina Hylton.

Benevolent Fund

Our Benevolent Fund is a registered charity and exists to help members, former members and their dependants during times of hardship. 

Support can take the form of both financial advice and assistance. If you need help, do not hesitate to get in touch with us

If you wish to donate to the Fund, please see here for more information.

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