1. The cover singers’ categories will be Under 12’s, 13 – 19(Teens), 20 – 30 and Over 30’s
2. The age group categories are for cover singers only
3. There are no age restrictions for the other categories
4. Each Vocal act (Singer, MC, Poet) shall perform one act lasting no longer than 5 minutes
5. Each comedy act will have a maximum of 5 minutes
6. Each dance act will have a maximum of 5 minutes.
7. Each band (with instruments) will perform two songs (5 mins each) or act lasting 10 minutes max.
8. Each DJ will have a maximum of 10 minutes
9. No age restriction in the singer/songwriter section but each performer must perform an original track
10. Each film entry must be no longer than 3 minutes. We accept film entries on any format (e.g. video, DVD, etc)
11. Each drama/playwright entry must be no longer than 15 minutes
12. Each fashion designer cat walk entry must be no longer than 6 minutes.
13. Art/Design entrants will be showcased in exhibitions at the heats
14. Bollywood entrants can be either vocal or dance performances, maximum 5 minutes
15. Business entrants must submit a business plan related to the creative industry
16. The promoters competition will be judged on the best overall structure, most revenue generated and the running of a show
17. When you chose a heat, we will then send details of arrival times, sound checks etc.
18. Points out of 10 will be scored on Presentation, Content, Originality and Overall Performance.
19. Each category will be judged separately
20. We reserve the right to immediately disqualify performers using foul or lewd language or music.
21. Heat winners will go through to the UK UNSIGNED Semi-Finals in September
22. The Finals will be held at the Tabernacle, W11 on October 29th 2012
23. The prizes which includes:
      • Recording Contract with UKU Records
      • Participation in the UK UNSIGNED Tour
      • The UK UNSIGNED Trophy for each category
      • The UKU Business Support Package with promotional, performance and recording support for 1 year
24. The entry fee is non-refundable, £7 for solo acts under 12, £10 for solo acts aged 13 and over, £15 per duo or vocal group of 2 or more.
25. Instrumental band entries are £20 per band
26. The fee for entering the film, drama and fashion section is £15
27. The fee entitles you to limited support as a limited UK UNSIGNED member. Full membership costs £20 and registration can be done through this website.  Details are also available from our office on 0208 776 6776.
28. There is no guest list for friends, family, managers or agents of the performers.
29. Advanced tickets are for each showcase heat are £7 each. Semi-Final Tickets are £8 in advanced and tickets for the final will start from £10. Tickets are available from the UK UNSIGNED box office on 0208 776 6776 or
30. To arrange a change of heat, we need a minimum notice period of 1 week.
31. You may enter as many heats as you wish, maximum of 2 categories per heat (e.g vocals & dance)
32. Recorded lead vocals must not be part of your backing music, only chorus / harmonies are accepted.
33. Submitted demo's, pictures and biogs will not be returned. Material may be submitted to relevant industry personnel at our discretion. We will inform you of any outcomes.
34. We do not accept responsibility for backing tracks used in the competition. All backing tracks should have the name of the contestant and the number of the performance track clearly marked.
35. Any approaches made to artists at our UK UNSIGNED shows must be through SABA.
36. Additional heats or qualifying stages, may be arranged at our discretion.
37. All Performers, Winners & Finalists must agree to perform at 2 showcases in the year following the 2012 finals at SABA’s request (for 2012 entrants). Failure to do so will result in legal action being taken to recover prizes or any other expenses incurred.
38. All Performers, Winners & Finalists must perform at 6 of our showcases over the next 5 years followng the 2012 UK UNSIGNED finals at SABA's request.
39. SABA reserves the right to broadcast the image worldwide, and in all formats, any of the UK UNSIGNED performers of any of our shows.
40. No filming will be allowed without prior permission of SABA