Cigar ContestUPDATE: This contest is now over. While this was a challenging theme for a contest we did receive lots of great entries. After 8 finalists were picked the Dojo community voted and the grand prize winner was Maxxrocket. ArmyRN and Grasshoppa won the runner-up prizes as picked by Robert Arango from Arandoza Cigars.

Fresh off the heels of another amazing celebration of our nation’s independence, and one of the biggest giveaways on Cigar Dojo to date, we’re back with – you guessed it – more free cigars!

This week’s prizes are brought to you by Cigar Dojo partner (and good friends) Arandoza Cigars. In case you’re unfamiliar, Arandoza is a boutique cigar brand manufactured at the La Zona factory, owned and operated by Erik Espinosa. Concentrating on bold, medium-full-bodied cigars, Arandoza’s lineup consists of the (original) Arandoza Blue, the sophomore release – Arandoza White, and this year’s Arandoza Red, which will be the brand’s strongest blend to date (more on this to come).

The Arandoza Cigars family believes that tradition begins with family and community. We pride ourselves in giving back to our community and helping other small businesses flourish and share in our success.Arandoza Cigars

This week’s contest theme is: Cigar “action shots”

For this week’s contest, we’ve decided to think outside the box a little, and we’re hoping you will too! Sure, we could always throw in a “longest ash” or “biggest smoke ring” contest, but we’ve done that before, and what can we say, we like to keep things fresh.

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For this week’s contest, we want to see your “action shots”, i.e. make your photos come to life with some implied action!

Some examples of a contest entry may be:

  • Go for a jog with your favorite cigar
  • Smoke on a trampoline
  • Jump rope while smoking a cigar
  • Throw your cigar like a football
  • Juggle your cigars

Whatever you do, make it fun and original!

Warning: Cigar Dojo does not assume responsibility for injuries or accidents caused by this contest – Enter at your own risk

 Read the rules below for more information! 

How to enter

Make an “action-styled post” or a picture that suggests “motion” (include cigars in some way) on the Cigar Dojo app  and make sure to include the hashtag #entry.

Note: Contest entries should be new, i.e. created for this contest. Any mention of Cigar Dojo in your entry pictures is encouraged – i.e. Cigar Dojo cards, drawings, computer screens, etc…

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….

Arandoza Cigars contest entry

I call this “smoke skatin'” #ENTRY

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, July 9th at 3PM (MDT) and will end Friday, July 11th at 6PM (MDT). The winners will be announced on Friday night during this week’s episode of Smoke Night Live.

So let’s get started shall we?

And the PRIZES are….

1st prize cigar giveaway

Box of 20 Arandoza Blue Label Cigars

Our first place winner this week will receive a full box of Arandoza Blue cigars! Created at the esteemed La Zona factory in Estelí, Nicaragua, a factory known for its hard-hitting habano cigars, the Arandoza Blue is a perfect representation of just that. Habano-wrapped and medium in body, this cigar focuses more on flavor rather than pure strength. Reviewed on Cigar Dojo, we found the Arandoza Blue to showcase a pecan and woodsy flavor profile and was perfect for a long and satisfying retrohale experience. With a fairly quick burn and a body that hovers around medium, this cigar is great for an afternoon smoke that will have you enjoying its sweet, subtle nuances throughout the day. 

Arandoza Cigars Blue Label giveaway

Cigar Contest - cigar giveawayArandoza Sampler Pack

Second place is nothing to scoff about, that is, when you’re second place in a Cigar Dojo contest! Two second place winners will receive a heapin’ helpin’ of Arandoza cigars. The prizes include two 3-pack samplers (5″ x 52 robusto, 6″ x 52 toro, and 7 1/4″ x 49 double corona) of Arandoza White cigars, along with 2 Arandoza Blue toro cigars (for good measure). Both winners will receive 8 cigars in total.

Arandoza Cigars sampler pack giveaway

NOTE: This weeks winners will be picked by the Cigar Dojo staff. We will be judging the images on artistic quality and best overall image that fits in this weeks theme. Entries and extra credit will add to your chances, giving you a better shot at being picked.

 Post your entries on the Cigar Dojo App and include the hashtag #ENTRY 

Entries are limited to 2 per day so make them count!

When you post your #entry image in our cigar app, you are officially entered into this weeks contest! Simple eh? By posting an entry you are 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.

Create your own status update for Twitter or Facebook and earn extra credit

Want to help out the Dojo? Post your entries on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (as well as Cigar Dojo of course) and try to include these four elements:




An example might be….

Ever run a 5k while smokin a cigar? Post your cigar “action shots” @CigarDojo 4 a chance 2 win @ArandozaCigars #ENTRY


I’m smoking on the go for a chance to win free @ArandozaCigars on the @CigarDojo app! post entries at #ENTRY

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