UPDATE: This contest is over. Thanks to everyone who submitted an entry. There were hundreds of great entries which made the judging very difficult. This weeks winners were:

its_agu took first place for this creative BBQ image.

jpp151 took 2nd place for this cute fireworks float image.

Roadblock73 also took 2nd for this killer fireworks display.

Cigar Contest

Independence Day is upon us! Fire up your grills, prepare the smoker, dig up your old fireworks stash, whatever it is you do to celebrate this great country – share your traditions on the Cigar Dojo app!

And what better way to end this week’s celebrations than with free premium cigars? Cigar manufacturer Kuuts has crafted a portfolio of  fine, handcrafted cigars with the connoisseur in mind. Starting the 2013 year off with a bang, Kuuts brings 3 primo cigars to the table: the Placeres Reserva, Miró, and Tabacalera Zapata. Ranging from medium to full in body, these are 3 well-balanced cigars featuring tobaccos from all around the world. It seems Kuuts is off to a great start with a lineup sure to please the serious cigar smoker.

This week’s contest theme is: Celebrate your independence

As I mentioned before, this week we’ll be sharing our Independence Day traditions on the Dojo. Typically, Master Sensei and I start the day off with an early morning smoke (the good stuff), then carefully season a succulent cut of pork tenderloin, let it smoke throughout the day, and stuff it into baked potatoes, all the while blowing up whatever catches the eye (anthills be warned). Of course, fine bourbon makes its way around, and what 4th wouldn’t be complete without a healthy dose of old-school ska? Okay, so maybe it sounds a lot like the average day here at the Dojo, only with explosives tossed into the mix, but I have a feeling Mr. George Washington would approve.

This week, share your 4th of July traditions, celebrations, and cigar smokin’ fun on the Cigar Dojo app! We’re stretchin’ the 4th out by 3 days in hopes to make this the most fun (and smokey) Independence Day in recent history. Logon to the app and show us how you celebrate being in the greatest country in the world!

Some examples may be:

  • Show us your fireworks collection
  • Post your epic BBQ skills
  • Blow something up! (avoid the neighbors animals)
  • Show off your red, white, and blue

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….Cigars and fireworks Independence Day

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 Tuesday, July 2nd at 5PM (MDT) and will end Friday, July 5th 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 20 Placeres Reserva Colosos cigars
This week’s first place winner will receive a full box of Kuuts Placeres Reserva Colosos cigars! The Colosos vitola is a 6 x 54, tall, dark and handsome cigar featuring a rich, red-brown Nicaraguan Habano wrapper. The Placeres Reserva has fantastic construction, with densely wrapped leaves and seamless veins running down the cigar. The smell alone will have you captivated, with rich notes of sweet coffee, cedar, and spice. This new release is surely one that any enthusiast should have a few on hand.Kuuts Placeres Reserva Colosos cigars

Cigar Contest - cigar giveawayPlaceres Reserva 5-pack sampler
Two second place winners this week will receive a healthy sampling of the Placeres Reserva! As with our 1st place prize, our 2nd place winners will be smoking the 6 x 54 Colosos vitola, a size with enough “umph” to keep you going well into the night.Placeres Reserva Colosos 5 pack 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) Tuesday, July 2nd, until 8:00 PM (MDT) Friday, July 5th. 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:

Your Independence Day celebrations

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….

Post your 4th of July traditions on the @CigarDojo app for a chance to win a box of @KuutsLLC cigars! https://cigardojo.com/?p=8289 #ENTRY


Lighting fireworks and cigars! Post ur 4th o July pics on the @CigarDojo app 4 a chance 2 win @KuutsLLC cigars https://cigardojo.com/?p=8289 #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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