Win your Castle

How does the competition work?

Frequently Asked Questions


When will the draw take place and when is last date for entries?

Closing date 21st May at 6pm GMT. If the winner is unable to take up the prize, they may be offered a cash alternative.  The draw will take place 10-12 days later. All entries must be in by then. The date has changed to coincide with the Yulin Festival. Although 3 days have been added, the draw will still take place at the end of May in London. This will be live.


Why don't you offer refunds?

Because we need to be sure how the competition is doing and how many entries are in. We cannot be then taking entries off. We would be going backwards and forwards. People who entered and then found that they had answered a question wrong may then want a refund. Our causes are all good ones which help animals and children.


What are these mini competitions?

Mini competitions give extra benefits and small prizes along the way. See for Mini Competitions. We use these to build awareness about the charities and causes we are promoting. On some competitions, they benefit as soon as the mini competition ends. Currently you can buy £100 worth of entries and win 200 entries plus an immediate donation for one of the charities.

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How do I enter Internationally? Payment may be made through our Euro account or in US Dollars or Australian Dollars. You can also buy a book from Amazon (any country)  or DVDs (Amazon UK only).


How do I know this is a real competition?

You can call Susan, look her up on Facebook. Her number is on the site. Email her. She is on the electoral register and a member of the CIOJ. The competition is now available Worldwide where permitted. It has been featured on television in the UK and Germany, plus radio in New York and UK. Plus many newspaper articles.


How can I enter the competition?

To enter successfully you need to answer the question(s) by completing the Online Entry Form with the payment of 5.00 pounds sterling, $7 and  €6  for international payment  or on a post card for free entry.

Make sure you add your name and tel number and email so that you can be identified on both your entry form and your payment.  You must fill in the form online after making a payment or text or whatsapp your answer to the lucky dwarf question.

You may enter multiple times. Once you have filled a form in -  you do not have to do so again and can add to your existing entries by making a payment using your tel number to tally with your other entries.

Only put the number of entries you are buying, we will automatically add any free ones.


Can I enter the competition more than once ?

You can enter as many times as you like. You only need to answer the question(s) once. Your amount of entries is determined by how much you pay. Free entries must be on a postcard  and have the details of the competition and your details. 1 post card per entry . Free entries we supply for multi-buy competition entries are automatically entered and you do not need to send them on a post card.


How will the Winner be contacted if he/she wins?

We will contact you by e-mail, telephone (we will try this first) or post through the contact details which will be received when the person submitted the Online Entry Form or details by post.


How will the draw be conducted?

Each entry will be assigned a unique identifier and we will use a random number generator to select a winning entry. A member of one of the main  charities will be present if possible for the draw along with members of the press. The draw of correct entries will be conducted at the offices of the Chartered Institute of Journalism.

We just need your telephone number, which needs to be the same as used in whichever payment you use and your email or address if entering by post. (not everyone has email)

Each correct individual entry is then added to the final draw to be selected by a random number generator.


If choosing Paid entry - what is the best method of payment?

Our preferred method of payment is by Bank Transfer.


What if I get the questions wrong?

This is a competition -  please try to make sure that the answer is right to the competition question. We cannot tell you if it is wrong and we cannot enter you into the winners draw if it is wrong. Please use your skill and judgement to find the correct answer to the lucky dwarf, please note that the last line has a PLus and a minus in it.


How long should i wait for a confirmation email?

You should receive an email that we have your form. We tally all forms with payments and will only contact you if we cant put your form and payment together. We have a lot of entries to work through thanks to all of you!

Don't forget a MAX of 550,000 tickets can be sold, as soon as this happens  -  we will close the competition. (This is about 250,000 people as the average ticket buy is 2 per person. The odds of winning are very good and the more entries you have, the more chance.


Is Orchardton still for sale?

No, it is not for sale whilst the competition is running. It is with Getanoffer who are taking a list of interested parties should the winner not be able to take up the prize but it will definitely not be sold at any price whilst the competition is going on.


  1. Make your payment first -  then fill in the entry form.
  2. Max of 550,000 paid entries. This is entries not people, many people buy multiple entries, the competition will close as soon as the target is reached.
  3. The competition is based on skills: you need to solve a puzzle or answer question(s) in order to enter successfully.
  4. Orchardton has had and still has interested buyers. In fact there is always someone wanting to buy it. So if you can't afford to keep it and don't want to turn it into a business, you could resell or to make it easier we  can offer the winner a cash prize.
  5. If you have any questions please look at the FAQ or you can email or call. If you have any problems or we have not made something clear enough, please email us and we will have a look at it. Thanks.
  6. Regular updates are available on Facebook.