UPDATE: This contest is over. 10 names were picked as finalists from all the entries. One by one names were eliminated by picking them at random. Eventually only one name remained and that was the winner: adcruz who took home a incredible box of Tatuaje Cojonu cigars courtesy of Thompson Cigar. Congrats to our winner and thanks to all that entered, there were hundreds and hundreds of entries.

Cigar ContestWell folks, you’re in for a treat this week! Considering last week’s Tatuaje Apocalypse giveaway/HERF was one of the biggest and most exciting weeks on the Dojo app to date, we decided to keep the Tatuaje train a-rollin’! Brace yourself, as you may have to read this twice, this week’s giveaway features a (full) box of Tatuaje Cojonu 2012 Habano cigars, courtesy of our friends at Thompson Cigar!

This weeks contest theme is: What are you eating?

As you may have read, this Friday is Cigarbecue on the Dojo. We’ll be cooking, smoking, grilling, frying, drinking, and whatever else we can think of; basically anything that involves food, alcohol, and cigars will be happening!

Now, just because the party “officially” starts on the 19th, doesn’t mean you can’t get started early! This week, we want to see your food (before it’s chewed, preferably), show us what you’re grillin’, how you made it, how you’re going to eat it, or what you’re going to pair it with.

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Show off your cooking skills all week on the Dojo, culminating to one epic feast to start the warm weather off – Cigarbecue 2013!

Be creative, there are many ways to show your love of food, 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).

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, April 16th at 5PM (MDT) and will end Friday, April 19th at 8PM (MDT). The winner will be announced during the Cigarbecue event.

So let’s get started shall we?

And the PRIZES are….

1st prize cigar giveawayBox of 25 Tatuaje Cojonu 2012 Habano cigars
For the second week in a row, we have really upped the ante, this is one serious giveaway folks! Thompson Cigar wanted to make this one of the best giveaways ever, so they sent over the “big guns”. This prize is so epic there could only be one 1st place winner! Incase you didn’t already know, these Cojonus are some of Pete Johnson’s top-of-the-line cigars. Translated to “ballsy”, you can bet these Nicaraguan puros will take you for a ride. The Cojonu cigars are crafted after the classic Cuban greats, with a triple cap and 1st generation Cuban seed tobacco, blended by the master himself, Jose Pepin Garcia.Tatuaje Cojonu 2012 Habano



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) Tuesday, April 16th, until 8:00 PM (MDT) Friday, April 19th. The winners will be announced during the Cigarbecue HERF.

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 & Food!

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….

Prepping for CigarBQ, post ur epic food pics @CigarDojo 4 a chance 2 win Tatuaje Cojonu from @ThompsonCigar http://cigardojo.com/?p=7146 #ENTRY


My ultimate breakfast! @CigarDojo is giving away a box of Tatuaje Cojonu cigars courtesy of @ThompsonCigar http://cigardojo.com/?p=7146 #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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