Cigar ContestUPDATE: This contest is now over. We received literally hundreds of fantastic entries and we want to thank the entire Dojo community for all the great submissions. We would also like to thank our friends at JR Cigar for supplying the fantastic prizes. All of the entires including extra credit entries were placed into a hat and three winners were picked at random. Jack_H was the winner of the box of Four Kicks, Wisco was picked as the winner of the box of JD Howard, and last but not least Waltah was the lucky winner of the box of Headley Grange.

July has only just begun and already we’re feeling patriotic here at the Cigar Dojo headquarters. Red, white, and blue decor hang from the walls, and already we’ve dug out the old box of pyrotechnic explosives.

And while blowing up toy army men feels about as patriotic as it gets, we believe the ultimate show of freedom is firing up a boutique, hand-made cigar!

JRcigars-logoThis week’s contest features an extra special giveaway of American proportions, thanks to our friends over at JR Cigar. When we asked for boutique cigars to give away, they responded with some of the biggest and best prizes featured on Cigar Dojo to date! Of course you all know JR Cigar, the massive online cigar retailer with one of the largest collections of boutique cigars available. They even offer Dojo members their own sampler pack, featuring 9 of the most popular cigars smoked on the Dojo app!

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This week’s contest theme is: Patriotism and cigars

Get your lighters ready, because you’ll be using them for more than just cigars this week! Post your patriotic-themed cigar pics on the Cigar Dojo app for your chance at winning some amazing cigars.

Some examples of a contest entry may be:

  • Light your fireworks with your cigar
  • Share your American military memorabilia
  • Exercise your right to bear arms while smoking a fine cigar
  • Smoke an American-inspired cigar
  • Anything Red, White, and Blue + cigars

What ever 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 a post on the Cigar Dojo app that includes cigars and American patriotism in some way 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….

JR Cigar contest entry

My two favorite things to do on Independence Day! #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 Tuesday, July 1st at 4PM (MDT) and will end Thursday, July 3rd at 8PM (MDT). The winners will be announced on Thursday night or Friday morning on the Cigar Dojo app.

So let’s get started shall we?

And the PRIZES are….

1st prize cigar giveaway

Box of 24 Four Kicks cigars

Excited yet? Keep reading! Our winner this week (1 of 3) will receive a full box of Crowned Heads’ Four Kicks robusto cigars. Sporting a retro Americana box, complete with an old school western design and flintlock pistols, the presentation is a perfect representation of the brand’s roots in Nashville, TN. The cigars themselves are manufactured at Tabacalera LaAlianza S.A., in Santiago, Dominican Republic – aka Ernesto Perez-Carrillo’s factory. With a Habano Ecuador wrapper and Nicaraguan fillers and binder, the cigars showcase a classic Cuban-esque profile, with notes of cedar, barnyard, leather, and spice in the nostrils. Expect a medium/full-bodied smoke with enough complexity to balance its strength.

Crowned Heads Four Kicks cigars

1st prize cigar giveaway

Box of 24 JD Howard Reserve cigars

Another 1st place winner will receive a full box of 2013’s JD Howard Reserve cigars. Scoring a very high 90 points in our review last year, the JD Howard Reserve also placed at #8 in our Top 10 Cigars of the Year list. This is a rustic cigar with flavors of hickory smoke , charcoal, bacon, cedar, tree bark, and even some buttered squash (for those that like to get experimental with their palates). The winner will receive a box of the HR50 vitola, a 5 1/2” x 50 robusto.

Crowned Heads JD Howard Reserve cigars

1st prize cigar giveaway

Box of 24 Headley Grange cigars

And finally, our third “1st place winner” will win this box of 24 Headley Grange Dobles, a 6 1/8″ x 50 toro cigar. As many know, Crowned Heads’ brand runner Jon Huber often has an interesting story behind every cigar he creates. With the Headley Grange, the inspiration was drawn from Led Zeppelin’s ‘When The Levee Breaks.”

“The goal was audacious and completely original: to make a cigar that tasted like the heavy, pounding drum beat on the lead-in to the Led Zeppelin classic ‘When The Levee Breaks.”  – Cigar Aficionado Magazine / The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2012

This cigar represents Crowned Heads’ second release – it offers a milder side to Crowned Heads, while still retaining a ton of flavor. Expect notes of aged tobacco, cedar, spice, and an occasional sweet chocolate backdrop.

Crowned Heads Headley Grange cigars

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….

Post your Patriotic-themed cigar entries @CigarDojo for a chance to win cigars from @JRCigars #ENTRY


Celebrating the 4th with boutique cigars! Post ur patriotic cigar pics @CigarDojo 4 a chance 2 win @JRCigars #ENTRY

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