Would You Be Buried Alive At Warwick Castle To Win £1000?

Posted on: March 10th, 2009 by Jason 14 Comments

Look for low entry competitions for a better chance to win the comping experts will tell you! Well, here’s a competition that will offer you a 1 in 5 chance of winning £1000, and we don’t think they’ll be that many people trying to become 1 of the 5 in the latest competition from Kerrang! Radio. They’re celebrating the launch of the Castle Dungeon at Warwick Castle on 4th April with this unusual competition!

Kerrang! are looking for 5 lucky (or potentially unlucky) people to take part in their Grave Mistake competition. The contestants will be “buried alive in their own coffin and submerged in a shallow grave in the grounds of Warwick Castle. Whoever lays low the longest in their coffin will win the grand prize”. Think that’s easy? Here’s a reminder of Joe Swash in “I’m a Celebrity…” doing just 10 minutes buried alive!

Still interested? There are, as you’d expect, some lengthy terms and conditions surrounding this competition. You must be in good health to enter and thankfully people over 6 feet tall are advised not to take part! Toilet breaks will be provided and rest breaks will be provided every four hours.

And just in case you’re thinking “I’ll go to sleep and easily win this” … the terms also state that contestants “may be set challenges by Kerrang! Radio. Refusing to take part in a challenge will result in disqualification from the contest”.

For the chance to become 1 of the 5 head on over to Kerrang! Radio. Entries close at 8pm on 27th March. If you enter then you’re mad, but do let us know – especially if you are chosen to be buried alive for the chance to win £1000.

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  • sheena444

    I couldn’t do this, I’d be petrified! whoever wins this will really deserve their prize.

  • Mystic Storm

    I’m not too sure how long I’d last, but I’d give it a blimen good go for a chance to win £1000!

  • SBrunette

    I have applied, sounds like fun!

  • janewendy

    No way!
    Fingers crossed that you get picked SBrunette.

  • SBrunette

    Thanks, it sounds like quite a laugh. Surely some other Loquats are up for it?

  • kimandthomas

    I might have if I hadn’t been pregnant


    not for me, but wishing good luck to Sbrunette, not enough money for me 😆

  • mandy101

    NO,no,no,no,no never!!!!!!!!
    Soooooooo scary

    Good Luck SBrunette….. u r a much braver person than me lol

  • felixthecat

    for 20k yes but 1k def not, poop prize money for whats expected! otherwise I would have entered lol.


    Not for a grand, no, you have to think logically about it there’s only a one in five chance of winning. Then you have to pay your own travel expenses etc. I would want between 10k -20k for that. Plus being buried alive is one of my worst nightmares!

  • manda39

    if they were paying the travel…I`d have given it a go…met kerrang radios challenges they throw at u…on the Yes Man thingy..

  • suroben

    If it were nearer I’d give it a go but the time and expense involved is too much for a chance of £1000. Good luck SBrunette.

  • blizz

    Oh no just couldn’t imagine doing it for ANY amount let alone £1000. Well done to anybody who is even thinking of entering. I think i’ll stick to postcard comps!!!

  • welsh34

    There’s no way I could do this even for if it is for £1,000. I’m claustrophobic so couldn’t do this for any amount of money. Good luck Sbrunette that you get picked.