UPDATE: This contest is over! The grand prize winner was slimpickings. The other winners were, thesmokinggreek, blackbeardny, agentjay420. We received hundreds of awesome entries. Below are the winning images.

Slimpickings won the grand prize for this awesome cigar mockup.

blackbeardny barely missed first place with this awesome entry.

Thesmokinggreek won 2nd place for his bacon themed cigar idea.

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AgentJay took home the bonus for this interesting entry.

Sosa cigars are known for their consistency, superior quality, and rich, smooth taste. Rolled at the famed Fuente factory under the careful eye of master blender Juan Sosa, Sosa cigars are old school, Cuban-style cigars that hold their own in today’s fast-paced cigar scene.

Sosa also manages to stay relavant, with new releases coming out of their factory in Little Havana, Florida. Limited releases like the Sosa Underground feature innovative blends accompanied by some of the craziest packaging you’ll find.

This weeks contest theme is: Design your own cigar

The Sosa Underground features custom art from a local Miami tattoo artist, and that got us thinking, “Wouldn’t it be fun to design your own cigar line?” So let’s have some fun with that idea and see what you come up with!

For this week’s contest, we want to see what your own custom cigar would look like. So weather you draw a custom band, describe what the cigar would taste like, who it would be made by, or what shape vitolas you’d release, we want to see your own custom cigar!

Some examples of may be:

  • Draw a picture of your cigar
  • Describe it! (taste, size, shape, blend)
  • Modify your favs (take a pic of your Padron with an Opus X band!)
  • Photo editing apps (take a pic of your favorite cigars and combine them)

An example of an entry might be as follows….

You can draw your cigar idea, use photoshop, or merely describe it! Just include #ENTRY with your entry.

This week’s contest will be judged by the Cigar Dojo staff. Winner of the 1st place prize will be hand-picked by the Dojo staff, based on the most interesting, unique, and creative picture that we feel best encompasses the contest theme. The 2nd place winners will be selected at random!

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 6th at 5PM (MDT) and will end Thursday, May 9th 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 Sosa Underground cigars
A new release by Sosa, this week’s winner will receive a box of 20 Sosa Underground Dar cigars. The Dar is a 5 x 50 robusto, the largest vitola in the lineup. Featuring full-bodied Nicaraguan tobaccos, this is one strong cigar! The Underground pushes the envelope on creativity, with an alternate, light-shaded wrapper cap and a box unlike any other, this is a cigar that must be seen first-hand to get the full experience.Sosa Underground robusto cigars

Cigar Contest - cigar giveaway5-Pack of Sosa cigars
Two second place winners will receive a nice sampling of the Sosa lineup, with 2 Sosa Doble Doble and 3 Sosa Underground Delphic cigars! The Doble Doble is a monstrous, 6 x 60 cigar with a delicious Sumatra wrapper. These babies are made by Mr. Juan B. Sosa and are truly fantastic! The Underground Delpic is a neat, 5 ½ x 41 perfecto capped at both ends and sporting a pigtail at the head.Sosa cigars 5 pack


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, May 6th, until 8:00 PM (MDT) Thursday, May 9th. 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 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:

Your own cigar line

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….

My own cigar would be an 8x80! Post ur idea 4 ur own cigar on the @CigarDojo app 4 a chance 2 win @sosacigars https://cigardojo.com/?p=7469 #ENTRY


My own cigar would taste like pork chops #ENTRY Post ur own cigar idea @CigarDojo app 4 a chance 2 win @sosacigars - https://cigardojo.com/?p=7469

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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About The Author

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Managing Editor

I am the managing editor at Cigar Dojo, making sure all cigar reviews and articles meet the Dojo standards. Aside from my major passions (premium cigars and Kentucky Straight Bourbon), I enjoy photography/videography and video editing, as well as playing ice hockey and spending time with my family—which currently includes one boy, two girls, and one amazing wife.

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