UPDATE: This contest is over. The winners were George23 and A2A.

A2A took 2nd place for this clever retro Soap Opera image.

George 23 took home the grand prize this week for this amazing vintage looking image. Great job George!

In honor of Christopher Columbus’ discovery of Nicaragua, Global Premium Cigars donned the name 1502 for their premium boutique cigars. Yes, just 10 years after he discovered America, Columbus introduced the world to tobacco, God I love this guy! And feeling inspired by the past, we decided the Dojo should get in the spirit of “the olden days” for this week’s contest.

This weeks contest theme is: Vintage-styled cigar pictures

That’s right, get your “hipstamatic” lenses ready and dig out your old threads, because this week’s contest revolves around the past. We want to see you capture your favorite era in style, so whether it’s the roaring ’20s, the wild west, or even Columbus’ voyages, take your cigars back in time.

This week’s prizes will be selected by the Cigar Dojo staff based on creativity, we’re looking for cool camera angles, interesting filters, good composition, anything you can do to make those images POP! Find your inner-artist and show the Dojo what you’ve got.

Photoshopped or not, we want original images! That means you took the picture and created the image from scratch.

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An example of an antique or vintage-styled cigar picture.

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! This week’s contest will run from Tuesday, March 5th at 6PM (MDT) and will end Friday, March 8th at 8PM (MDT). The winners will be announced at some point on Friday night or on Saturday afternoon.

So let’s get started shall we?

And the PRIZES are….

1st prize cigar giveawayBox of 9 1502 Ruby Robusto Cigars
Our 1st place winner for this week will receive a full box of 1502 Ruby robusto cigars! These Nicaraguan “rubies” are box-pressed, habano wrapped, robustos, and medium-plus in strength. 1502 showcases great craftsmanship in these boutique cigars; with complex flavors, a silky smooth wrapper, and a semi-closed foot, even the cigar box looks amazing! These are a must try for any cigar enthusiast looking for something new.Box of 1502 Ruby robusto cigars

Cigar Contest - cigar giveaway5-Pack of 1502 Ruby robusto cigars
Our second place winner this week will have plenty to smoke as well, with a 5-pack of the 1502 Ruby cigars. 1502 Ruby cigars


Follow the steps below to be entered into the prize giveaway. Each completed step will give you more chances to win the contest. Contest will run from 6:00 PM (MDT) Tuesday, March 5th, until 8:00 PM (MDT) Friday, March 8th. The winners will be announced at some point on Friday night or on Saturday afternoon.

NOTE: This weeks 1st place winners will be picked by the Dojo staff. We will be judging the images on artistic quality, and best overall images that fit in this weeks theme. (1st and 2nd place)

On the Cigar Dojo app post your best image of:

A cigar picture from the past

The contest takes place on the Cigar Dojo app. If you don’t yet have the cigar Dojo app on your smartphone, you can get information and download links here.

IMPORTANT: Please include the hashtag #ENTRY within the text of your entry.

Any reference to the CigarDojo in your image is worth extra to the judges. We like to see references to the Cigar Dojo because we would rather see images that were made for this contest rather than images that folks might had already taken in the past.  You can enter twice per day for the duration of the contest. (Want more chances to win? See extra credit below)

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 CigarDojo.com. Estimated retail value of prizes $150.00. No substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent of prizes by any winner. No purchase necessary. Winners MUST email their name and shipping address to sensei@cigardojo.com. 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 CigarDojo.com are ineligible. This contest is void where prohibited by law and subject to local, state and federal law. Only original images or original compositions will be considered in the final selections. 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 chances to win the contest.

1. Repeat the final step of the contest, i.e., each day you can post another picture in the CigarDojo app. (2 per day max)

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




An example might be….

@CigarDojo Columbus aint got nothin' on me! Post a vintage-era cigar pic to win a box of @1502Cigars http://tinyurl.com/a668tdv #ENTRY


Is this what it was like to smoke cigars in the Civil War? Win a box of @1502Cigars on @CigarDojo #ENTRY http://tinyurl.com/a668tdv

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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