Demo Factor



Some of the more regular questions we get about Demo Factor are listed below. But if there’s anything else, then please email us!

Why isn’t my station listed?

In order to enter Demo Factor, your station must be a member of the Student Radio Association. To find out how to sign up, head over to

Do I need to be attending the National Student Radio Conference to enter?

Yes, otherwise you won’t be there to hear your feedback if you get picked! We also won’t play a demo out if you’re not in the room.

What length/format should my entry be in?

  • Demos are usually around 3-5 minutes.
  • You must submit it as an MP3.
  • Please make sure that it’s bitrate is no higher than 256kbps.
  • With the addition of the ‘Golden Buzzer‘ and for us to get through as many demos as possible each entry picked has up to ONE MINUTE to impress. The hope is you’ll impress a judge enough to keep listening.
  • Make sure your best audio is in the first minute!

When will my demo get listened to?

There are often more demos submitted than there is time to hear them so we can’t guarantee that your demo will get heard on the night. If the judges have time after DemoFactor they may listen to those left over and email feedback.