Winners revealed in World Radiography Day poster competition

The Society of Radiographers put out a call for submissions, with winning entries to be sent out to departments across the country

Published: 19 October 2023 SoR

The winners of the 2023 World Radiography Day poster competition have been announced, with some fantastic designs being submitted this year. 

To mark World Radiography Day (WRD) on Wednesday, 8 November, the Society of Radiographers put out a call for poster designs that will be sent out to radiography departments across the country. 

World Radiography Day, this year sponsored by Elekta, is celebrated on 8 November each year and marks the anniversary of the discovery of x-radiation by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895. 

As part of this year’s competition, SoR members or their relatives were asked to design a poster celebrating their profession, all based around the theme of ‘Healthcare Heroes.’

President of the Society of Radiographers, Dave Pilborough, said: "We had an amazing response to this year's poster competition, which made the judging very difficult. Thank you to all who took the time and effort to enter a design. You should all be very proud, and we hope to share more of these designs over the coming year. For the winners, I look forward to putting your artwork in my department. You all responded to the theme of 'Healthcare Heroes' in a wonderfully imaginative way. Well done."

The society received a fantastic response to this year’s competition and five winners have since been chosen, alongside five runners-up. 

Winning entries will be included in special WRD packs that will be sent to departments across the UK, while the runners-up have had their submissions turned into colouring posters. 

The designers will also receive a framed copy of their poster, a Synergy profile, tickets to the radiography awards, and the cash equivalent of one years’ membership. 

The winners are...

Chris Swain 


Kristy Wallace


Frankie Colling


Theoni Wicks


Rhiannon Dumper 


The runners-up

Mary Wabissa 


Saffron Hannon 


Meg Kent 


Kate Greene 


Hollie Townsend 


To find out more about World Radiography Day and to download any of the posters click here. For any departments who have requested a WRD pack, it should be with you in time to celebrate on 8 November.