World Radiography Day poster competition

Published: 26 July 2016 Ezine

Last year members were invited to put forward their ideas for the design of the posters that are included in the World Radiography Day packs which are sent to more than 400 departments across the UK.

The number and standard of entries was so high, that we want you to do it again.

This year we’re asking members to create a poster that uses one of the following themes:

  • Radiographers – At the centre of cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • Radiographers – The professionals behind the image and the treatment
  • Radiographers – In partnership with patients 
  • Radiographers - High tech, high quality care

Get your poster design into departments across the UK and show the public what the profession is all about.

What’s the prize?
• The cash prize equivalent of a year’s free full membership of the SCoR
• A framed copy of your poster
• Having your poster printed and displayed in hundreds of departments the length and breadth of the UK

How do I enter?
• Design a poster you believe will do the SoR and the profession proud
• You may use any medium you wish, from paints and pens to Photoshop or Word. It can be a collage, a drawing, whatever format you prefer and find easiest.

In what format should I send my design?
Scan or take a photo of the design (if it’s not digital) to create a digital file. Email it to [email protected] by Monday, 1 August 2016.

Who will judge my design?
The Society’s Communications Management Group, which is made up of members and officers from the organisation. Members of the CMG will be ineligible to enter.

Remember: You don't need to be a designer or artist! This is a competition open to everyone.

Hints and tips
It doesn’t need to be perfect! Your design will be sensitively translated to a standard that can be printed on a poster. It’s your ideas and inspirations we’re looking for. It needs to stand out from the crowd – literally. The more striking the better! Look at the designs of some of the posters from previous years at

The overall winner last year was Chloe Philp, senior rotational radiographer at Royal Sussex County Hospital, whose poster drew inspiration from the evolution of the human skeleton. It was selected by the judges as the outstanding entry.

The judging panel also awarded runners up awards to the four other entries, all of which were included in the World Radiography Day packs. Click hereto seethe five winning posters.

Richard Evans, SCoR’s CEO, said: “We received a fantastic response to the competition, with entries coming in from a diverse mix of students and practitioners. The standard of entries was incredibly high.”

So, what are you waiting for? Get those creative juices flowing!

Competition closing date: Monday, 1 August 2016.