UPDATE: This contest is complete. There were hundreds of great entries and the Dojo staff would like to thank all the folks who entered. This weeks grand prize winner was: Plantman, and taking the 2nd place prize was drwho_igloo.

Plantman won the grand prize for this super cool artistic retrohale image.

2nd place went to drwho_igloo for his galactic retrohale image.

Cigar ContestWe at Cigar Dojo enjoyed giving away premium, Drew Estate Undercrown cigars so much, we thought we’d keep the fun a’rollin’! Get out your smartphones and open up your Cigar Dojo app, because today we’re upping the ante and giving away more Liga Undercrowns than you can shake a stick at (although I don’t quite know why you would do that)…

This weeks contest theme is: Retrohale your smoke

It’s a technique every cigar smoker learns (or should learn) at one point in their smoking career, the retrohale. For those who have not yet experienced the awesomeness that this little trick beholds, retrohaling a cigar is the act of exhaling portions of the cigar smoke through the nostrils. Being that our sense of flavor is largely impacted by smell, a smoking experience can change dramatically simply by tasting it through the nostrils, which happen to have much stronger receptors than your taste buds. Typically, retrohaling will give an added pepper spice aspect to your smoke, and often flavors that you would have not discovered otherwise.

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Let’s get to the giveaway!  

Post a picture of yourself retrohaling your smoke this week on the Dojo for a chance to win one spectacular box of cigars! We want to see clouds of smoke pouring out your nostrils (that does sound weird)! Share your tips, tricks, and experiences while your at it (remember, not everyone is a seasoned pro at this art).

Be creative! We love to see interesting cigar pictures, use a cool camera effect, angle, filters, lenses, and lighting! Anything to make your image stand out.

An example of an entry might be as follows….

Retrohaling cigar smoke

Fifteen tries and my nose is running...

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 Wednesday, June 19th at 6PM (MDT) and will end Friday, June 21st 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 25 Undercrown Robusto cigars
One lucky winner this week will win a full box of Drew Estate Undercrown robusto cigars! Chocolatey, creamy, coffee and leather smoke explodes off these Liga Undercrowns, a staple in the cigar industry. Medium-full in body, these are a perfect “anytime smoke” that will burn solid for well over an hour!

A little advice to the winner: savor every last stick, as your may find these gems leaving your humidor quicker than you’d like.Liga Undercrown box of robusto cigars

Cigar Contest - cigar giveawayUndercrown 5-pack sampler
Our second place runner up winner this week will receive a healthy sampling of the very same: Liga Undercrown robustos!Drew Estate Undercrown 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 6:00 PM (MDT) Wednesday, June 19th, until 8:00 PM (MDT) Friday, June 21st. The winners will be announced on Friday night or Saturday 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:

Retrohaling your smoke

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 FOUR elements:





An example might be….

Blowing smoke out my nose for Ligas! Post ur entries @CigarDojo app 4 a chance 2 win a box from @JonathanDrew1 https://cigardojo.com/?p=8256 #ENTRY


Retrohale your cigar for a chance 2 win a box of @JonathanDrew1 Undercrown from @CigarDojo https://cigardojo.com/?p=8256 #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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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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