We have now OPENED entries for Demo Factor! This is very exciting news.

Demo Factor is a National Student Radio Conference staple –  it is your opportunity to get your demo heard by some of the best in the business, and get them to critique it. But beware… they’ll do this live on stage in front of the conference audience!

By taking part you will get the opportunity to have your demo heard by some of the industry’s finest, and receive feedback then and there – you might blow them away (or… you might not!).

Previous participants have gone on to get gigs at the BBC, Capital FM, Absolute, and have probably gone on to eat many, many hot cross buns, but I’ve yet to confirm this rumour.

The Demo Factor judges at #SRACon at Exeter 2015

Last year’s Demo Factor winner was Leeds Student Radio’s Sammy James – who also went on to win Best Male at the Student Radio Awards 2015. Doubly talented!

Sammy won a show on Absolute Radio 90s for winning Demo Factor last year – you can read more about it and get some more inspiration by listening to his audio over on theDemo Factor website here.

Sammy James and Absolute Radio’s Paul Sylvester at #SRACon in Exeter


Our judging line up changes year-on-year, and we like to keep it a surprise until nearer the time! But previous judges include Chris North (North Media Talent), Rob Watson (Exec Producer, Capital XTRA), Vicki Blight (BBC Radio Wales), Jocelin Stainer (Editor at BBC Radio 1, now Prison Radio), Paul Sylvester (Content Director, Absolute Radio) and Jordan North (Presenter, Rock FM and BBC Radio 1).
The Demo Factor judging line up 2014 – #SRACon Newcastle
Look at those happy smiling faces! Apart from Joce. Maybe Chris stole her drink.


Enter Demo Factor
Your Demo should be in MP3 format and ideally less than 8MB.
It doesn’t matter how long your demo is, the judges will push their buzzers when they would stop listening if they were looking to hire a presenter.Important Dates
The closing date for entries will be 3pm on the Wednesday of #SRACon.Questions? Any More Information?
For any questions, please tweet @DemoFactorUpload your entry here – good luck! 😀

When the lights change… your time in the limelight is up!
(It’s not really a limelight is it? More of a redlight. Ah jokes.)

One final thing – your station MUST be a member of the SRA for you to enter Demo Factor. (Or you can be an individual member.) We will not stop you uploading your entry to the Demo Factor website, but if you are not a member then we can’t play them out on the night, so please check with your station manager that they have renewed. Thank you!