Cigar ContestUPDATE: This contest is over. Clearly this was one of the most popular contests we have ever had as we received literally hundreds and hundreds of fantastic entries. After painstakingly reviewing all the entries two winners were picked: Donald S. and Corey MacLeod. Each winner will recieve a box of La Sirena Merlion Robustos.

Founded in 2009, La Sirena Cigars is a New York city based ultra premium cigar company owned By Arielle Ditkowich. The La Sirena Original blend, available in six vitolas debuted in 2009 and is rolled in Nicaragua at the La Zona factory. The brand followed up with its second release in 2012, The Merlion by La Sirena, created by La Aurora in the Dominican Republic with the medium bodied, full flavored smoker in mind. In 2014, La Sirena Cigars acquired Old School Cigars and now distributes the Jaxx, Jaxx LT and Stixx. La Sirena brand cigars are distributed nationwide and available at over 350 retail stores. – La Sirena Cigars

This week’s contest is brought to you by La Sirena Cigars, read below for info on how to enter.

This week’s contest theme is: “Why I shouldn’t win”

As many of you know, a Cigar Dojo contest typically requires a little more effort or creativity than your average cigar contest, requiring hopeful entrants to go to new and daring lengths each week in order to prove their merit. But this week we’re taking a different approach – we want you to tell us why you shouldn’t win…

Some examples of a contest entry may be:

  • Post a picture of your “party foul”
  • Write a simple post, “I shouldn’t win because I’m a cigar-aholic”
  • Anything that incriminates you as to why you shouldn’t win

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 a post on the Cigar Dojo app  that tells us “why you shouldn’t win” this week’s contest and make sure to include the hashtag #whyIShouldntWin.

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….

La Sirena contest entry

I shouldn’t win because I wet my pants #whyIShouldntWin 🙁

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 30th at 6PM (MDT) and will end Friday, August 1st at 7PM (MDT). The winners will be announced on Friday night or Saturday morning on the Cigar Dojo app.

So let’s get started shall we?

And the PRIZES are….

1st prize cigar giveaway

Box of 20 La Sirena Merlion Cigars

Look out Dojo, because this week’s winners are in for a serious treat. There will be not one, but two 1st place winners this week!

Both winners this week will receive a new and sealed box of 20 La Sirena Merlion 5″ x 50 Robusto cigars. Released in 2012, the Merlion is created at the La Aurora cigar factory in the Dominican Republic with the medium bodied, full flavored smoker in mind. The cigar uses a Brazilian binder, Dominican, Nicaraguan, and Brazilian fillers, and a lovely Ecuadoran Corojo wrapper. The cigar excels from first puff – showing a perfect draw, silky smooth smoke, and pleasant, medium-bodied flavors of milk chocolate, spice, cedar, earth, and nuts.

This is a great cigar to have on hand, as it is loaded with flavor and is enjoyable to smoke at any time of day.

La Sirena Cigars Merlion robusto 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 #whyIShouldntWin 

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….

#whyIShouldntWin - because I forgot to brush my teeth this morning… @LaSirenaCigars contest on @CigarDojo app!


I shouldn’t win because I might get addicted to @LaSirenaCigars ! Post #whyIShouldntWin at @CigarDojo app this week!!

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