UPDATE: This contest is over! This weeks winners were chosen at random from all the entries including the EXTRA CREDIT. This weeks winners were: giggles who wins a FULL BOX of Benitez Cigars. And the two send place winners each winning a 5-pack of Benitez Cigars were: smokin_cubans and jonpeezy. Congrats to the winners and thanks to everyone who participated!

Cigar ContestIt’s been a long, grueling winter for the cigar world. Many did not make it through the harsh climate, with cracked and peeled wrappers, uneven burns, difficult draws, and smoking sessions cut far too short. The “die hards” made due with what little warmth they could muster, converting small rooms into makeshift man-caves. Room heaters, fire pits, and even barbecue grills would prove to be a necessity, clinging on to the hope that warmth was on the horizon.

Spring is here, and there are many good cigars to be smoked, let’s celebrate!

This weeks contest theme is: Spring themed cigar pictures

Take in a breath of fresh air, clean out your car, plan your summer garden, and make room in your humidor for something new: Antonio Benitez Cigars! These are boutique quality, handmade, Nicaraguan puros, with a clean, sophisticated palate; a perfect companion to start the cigar season off.

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Show the Dojo how you’re gearing up for warm weather this week and post your best Spring themed pic on the Cigar Dojo app.

Some examples may be:

  • Spring cleaning
  • Cigars & gardening
  • Smoking in the wild
  • Tree hugging (results may vary…)

Be creative, there are many ways to capture your spring fever in a cigar themed image, and we want to see you do it in style! Use cool camera effects, interesting angles, good composition, anything to make your image stand out among the entries.

Photoshopped or not, we want original images! i.e., an image taken specifically for this contest and created from scratch (no old photos, no images from Google).

Growing cigars for spring

The crops are already coming in nicely this spring!


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 Monday, April 1st at 5PM (MDT) and will end Thursday, April 4th 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 giveawayBox of 20 Antonio Benitez Toro Especial Maduro cigars
Our 1st place winner this week will receive this handsome box of 20, hand-rolled, 6×54 Toro cigars, courtesy of Benitez cigars. These are juicy, maduro, Nicaraguan puros that your fine-tuned, cigar-lovin’ taste buds will really appreciate! With rich flavors of chocolate, leather, and toasted nut, these boutique stogies may surprise even the toughest cigar snobs.Box of Antonio Benitez cigars

Cigar Contest - cigar giveaway5-Pack of Antonio Benitez cigars
Two second place winners will receive a “mixed bag” of Antonio Benitez cigars. Featuring 2 corona cigars and 3 belicoso vitolas, these lucky 2nd prize winners will really have a grasp of what Benitez Cigars has to offer!Antonio Benitez 5 pack of 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 5:00 PM (MDT) Monday, April 1st, until 8:00 PM (MDT) Thursday, April 4th. The winners will be announced at some point on Thursday night or on Friday afternoon.

NOTE: This weeks 1st place winners will be picked at random as a drawing accumulated from all entries. Entries and extra credit will add to your total entries into the contest, giving you a better shot at being picked.

On the Cigar Dojo app post your best image of:

Cigars in spring!

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….

Making room 4 more cigars! Post a spring-themed pic @CigarDojo 4 a chance 2 win a box of @BenitezCigars http://cigardojo.com/?p=6847 #ENTRY


@CigarDojo Spring is here! Post a spring themed pic on Cigar Dojo app 4 a chance 2 win @BenitezCigars http://cigardojo.com/?p=6847 #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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