This contest is over! TheGrand Prize winner was…

Burning_Brass took the grand prize. The photo and the filter were nice touches but it was the beautiful composition that won they day.

Second Place winners were…

deford is one of the Dojo's most talented artists and this glass with Dojo logo is truly a work of art.

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jwalkingphoto created this stunning retro looking image featuring one of the Dojo's favorite cigars.

mstichweh combined two of the Dojo's favorite things: cigars and guns to create this super cool image.

Cigar Contest

A Padron Cigar is a work of art. And this week we are giving away a bunch of Padron’s courtesy of – therefore, it only makes sense to have this week’s theme be artistically related. To enter this weeks contest, all you need to do is submit your most “artsy” cigar related image to the CigarDojo app. Read all the rules below for complete details, prize offerings, and extra credit entries.

At the Cigar Dojo we are very thankful and appreciative of our members, we want to pass on that thanks in the form of free cigars! Round 10 will run from Monday January 7th at 5PM (MDT) and will end Thursday January 10th at 8PM (MDT) the winners will be announced at some point on Thursday night or on Friday afternoon.

So let’s get started shall we?

And the PRIZES are….

1st prize cigar giveaway10 Padron 2000 Maduro cigars, Cigar Cutter, & Shirt
There might not be a better baseline cigar in the entire world than the standard offering from Padron. The fine folks at were nice enough to supply the Dojo with plenty of these amazing cigars to give out this week. The Padron 2000 is a 5×50 robusto that is packed with flavor.

This juicy cigar features a perfect draw, tons of smoke, and deep rich cocoa flavors that will leave you asking…. “why don’t I smoke this cigar everyday?” Well, if you win this weeks contest you can smoke a Padron 2000 everyday for the next 10 days if you want! We will also be sending you a nice steel cigar cutter and a cool True Tobacco t-shirt.Padron cigars 10 pack giveaway

Cigar Contest - cigar giveaway5-pack Padron 2000 & Shirt
This week we will have three 2nd place winners and all three will receive a 5-pack of Padron 2000 maduros as well as a cool True Tobacco t-shirt. The Padron 2000 Maduro is a full bodied gem that will satisfy even the most hardened palette with its thick and chewy white smoke and it’s stick to your ribs full body of flavors.Padron cigars 5 pack giveaway


Follow the steps below to be entered into the prize giveaway. Each completed step will gain you 1 entry into the contest. The more steps you complete, the more entries you will have and the better your chances of winning! Contest will run from 5PM (MDT) Monday, January 7th, until 8PM (MDT) Thursday, January 10th. The winner will be announced Thursday night or Friday afternoon.

NOTE: This weeks 1st place winner will be picked by the Dojo staff for creating the BEST artistic cigar image. All three 2nd place winners will be picked at random from the bulk of entries and extra credit.

The contest takes place on our Cigar Dojo app, therefore, to officially enter our contest you must install our cigar app on your smartphone. Our cigar app is FREE and can be downloaded for iPhone or Android.

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If you already have the app on your phone you obviously DO NOT need to install the app again. 🙂 If you don’t have an iPhone or Android device you can use this link on your phone.

After you have downloaded the app to your phone you must login to the app by clicking the “profile” button in the app and either create a new account or simply use your existing Twitter our Facebook account to login.

For the final step, you MUST post a artistic cigar related picture along with the hashtag “#ENTRY” some where in your text. So bust out those cool image filters and create a super artistic looking cigar image and be entered to win!

Here is an example of what we mean by an artistic cigar picture… (remember to include the word “#ENTRY” when you post your entries). Note, the entry that you submit does not need to be of a Padron cigar, it can be anything cigar related. Just make it museum worthy!! 🙂

A cool retro filter with old-school border as well as applying some depth-of-field makes this picture cigar art!

Any reference to the CigarDojo in your image is worth double-points and you can enter once (or twice) per day for the duration of the contest.

When you post your image in our cigar app you are officially entered into this weeks contest! Simple eh? By taking the final step you are acknowledging that you have done all the steps necessary for entry and wish to be considered in this contest. You are also agreeing to the contest rules which are as follows:

Contest presented by Estimated retail value of prizes $150.00. No substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent of prizes by any winner. No purchase necessary. Winner will be notified by email within 48 hours of contest end on 7:00pm MST on 1/03/2013. Must be 21 or older to participate. Odds of winning depend on number of customer entries, winners picked at random contestants may have multiple entries. Taxes and fees, if any, are the responsibility of the winner. Employees of are ineligible. This contest is void where prohibited by law and subject to local, state and federal law. We are not responsible for prizes that may become lost or damaged during shipping. Many will enter, few will win.

Sensei says…. Good luck to all who enter!


The following steps are OPTIONAL. To gain extra entries into the contest you can do one, or both, of the following (once per day) for the duration of the contest.

1. Repeat the final step of the contest, i.e., each day you can post another artistic cigar picture in the CigarDojo app and that will count as an extra entry. If you post a image with some reference to the Cigar Dojo in it, that will count as TWO entries into the contest.

2. Create your own status update for Twitter or Facebook which must include the following THREE elements:



An example might be….

Is my picture good enough to win me some Padron cigars from @CigarDojo & @TrueTobacco #ENTRY


I love creating cigar art! I have the chance to win some Padrons from @TrueTobacco You can enter too @CigarDojo #ENTRY

Remember, we want YOU to make up your own versions of those Tweets. You can make up a new status update everyday using those elements. Be creative and mix it up! It doesn’t matter what you come up with as long as it includes those three elements. (The URL above is the short link to this weeks contest.)

Each day during the contest you can retweet on Twitter or repost on Facebook 1 to 2 times to gain added entries into the contest.

If you have questions about the app or about the contest please comment below.

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