Cigar ContestUPDATE: This contest is complete. There were hundreds of great entries and many heartfelt tributes to our great men and women of the military. The grand prize winner was mylark72 who will get a box of La Bomba F-Bombs and in 2nd place was cheeks who will get the La Bomba ash tray and a t-shirt. The Dojo would like to thank everyone who participated and especially thank all the men and women who serve in the military.

Prepping for deployment mylark72 won this weeks contest for this image.

In 2nd place was cheeks for this image he submitted while he was overseas.

Beloved by cigar fanatics across the globe, Espinosa Cigars‘ 601 brand is a cigar line that tells it like it is. You want a classic maduro cigar? – 601 Blue Label. How about a spicy habano? – 601 Red Label. Or maybe you’re itching for something really full-bodied – 601 has you covered, described as the strongest cigar you can get your hands on, the 601 La bomba brings a whole new meaning to “full strength cigar”.

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With explosive sizes like the Napalm, Atomic, and Nuclear, it’s clear the La Bomba is intended for experienced users only! And a perfect fit to honor our troops for this coming Memorial Day Weekend.

This weeks contest theme is: Show your Military support

At Cigar Dojo, we love cigars and freedom, two things we feel go hand-in-hand. And for this week’s contest, we want to see you show your support of our troops! Weather you’ve served in the military or not, smoke a cigar in honor of the brave men and women that have served and died for our great country.

Memorial Day may be a week away, but let’s extend our thanks and honor our troops all week! Our “Cigars for the Troops” effort has been a huge success, where the Dojo community has collectively donated over $1,000 in cigars to our troops overseas. The Dojo 4 Troops effort ends on Memorial Day, so let’s start this week off with a bang, shall we?

Some examples of may be:

  • Smoke with your military buddy
  • Show us your memorabilia (or a friend’s or relative’s)
  • Show off your weaponry (include a cigar for good measure)

Be creative! If it’s Military and cigar themed, you’re good to go!

An example of an entry might be as follows….

War medals with cigars

My grandpa's Korean War medals paired with some cigars I think he'd really have enjoyed

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 Cigar Dojo, we are very thankful and appreciative of our members, and we want to pass on the appreciation in the form of free cigars! This week’s contest will run from Monday, May 20th at 7PM (MDT) and will end Thursday, May 23rd 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 10 601 La Bomba F-Bomb cigars
It’s the newest addition to the La Bomba line by Espinosa Cigars, a massive, 7 x 70 monster of a cigar: the F-Bomb! 601 La bomba cigars are known as the strongest cigars around – it only seems natural to release the F-Bomb, a cigar that looks as strong as it tastes. Seriously, these things look and feel like a genuine stick of dynamite in your hands. Rolled at Espinosa’s La Zona factory in Estelí, these are Nicaraguan puros, featuring intense, Ligero Habano leafs that will really knock your socks off! Warning: Get a full night’s sleep and eat a full meal with lots of protein before attempting the La Bomba F-Bomb.

This week’s winner will receive a full box of the 601 La Bomba F-Bomb along with a killer 601 T-shirt!601 La Bomba F-Bomb cigar box giveaway601 Nicaragua gray cigar shirt

Cigar Contest - cigar giveaway601 La Bomba Ashtray
Our second place winner this week will take home this epic La Bomba ashtray! With the look and feel of an old-school, black bomb, this is one of the coolest ashtrays you’re ever going to find. Along with the “bomb-tray”, our second place winner will also be receiving this 601 La Bomba Tee!601 La Bomba Ashtray601 La Bomba black and yellow shirt


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 7:00 PM (MDT) Monday, May 20th, until 8:00 PM (MDT) Thursday, May 23rd. The winners will be announced on Thursday night or Friday afternoon.

NOTE: This weeks 1st place winner 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. The 2nd place winner 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:

A Military-themed cigar pic

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 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 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. 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….

Show your Military support @CigarDojo this week for a chance to win a box of La Bomba F-Bomb @EspinosaCigars #ENTRY


Smoking with a vet to show my support - @CigarDojo post a military/cigar pic 4 a chance to win @EspinosaCigars #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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