UPDATE: This contest is now closed

Our winners this week were chosen by Foundation Cigar Co. owner Nick Melillo on the Smoke Night LIVE show, as well as voted on by the Dojo community.

  • 1st place winner: tranced_26 – El Güegüense Churchill 10-pack
  • 2nd place winner: Donald S. – El Güegüense Churchill 5-pack
  • 2nd place winner: Amanda R. – El Güegüense Churchill 5-pack

Foundation Cigar Co. contest winners

The first question any inquisitive fan will inevitably ask when seeing the new El Güegüense cigar for the first time is, “How the heck am I going to pronounce this?…” Allow us to settle your concerns straight off – El Güegüense = “El wah when say”

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Now that that’s all straightened out, let’s get down to the nitty gritty! The cigar is the first line in the new Foundation Cigar Co. founded by ex-Drew Estate blender Nicholas Melillo, aka Nick~R~Agua. Nick got his start working directly under Jonathan Drew at Drew Estate back in ’03. After continuously working his way up the DE ladder, he became an integral part of the DE team, eventually working on blends such as the Liga Privada No. 9, Liga Privada T52, Nica Rustica, Liga Dirty Rat, Liga UF-13, Undercrown Dogma (yes!), and more…

After leaving Drew Estate in early 2014, Nick got to work on his own venture—soon to be known as Foundation. Located in a familiar Estelí, Nicaragua, Nick has setup his new brand as a merging of old-world traditions with modern-day styles and customs to produce unique premium cigars. The first cigar, El Güegüense, is intrinsically Nicaraguan—boasting a puro blend and inspired from Nicaragua’s signature folkloric masterpiece (theatrical play) of the same name.

SEE ALSO: El Güegüense by Foundation Cigar Co. cigar review

This week’s contest theme is: What’s your foundation?

Yeah, we know, we love a good play on words… This week’s contest is simple—show us, the Dojo community, your foundation (i.e. your rock, base, thing that keeps you going!) for a chance to win some of the industry’s hottest cigars!

Some examples of an entry may be:

  • Smoke a cigar with your family
  • Smoke in (or near) your prized automobile
  • Show the Dojo your cigar collection

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

Use #myFoundation with entries

Entering the contest is as simple as:

  1. Take a cigar-related pic showing your foundation
  2. Post your photo to the Cigar Dojo app
  3. Include hashtag #myFoundation

Note: Contest entries should be new, i.e. created for this contest.

An example of an entry might be as follows….

Foundation Cigar Co. cigar contest example entry

Our contest this week will run from Wednesday, October 7th at 6pm (MDT) until the night of Friday, October 8th (MDT). The winners will be announced on Friday night during this week’s episode of Smoke Night LIVE, featuring Nick Melillo of Foundation Cigar Co.

Our prizes this week are…

1st prize cigar giveaway

10-pack Foundation Cigar Co. El Güegüense Cigars

Our 1st place winner this week will receive a whopping 10-pack of the brand new El Güegüense cigars in a massive, 7×48 Churchill vitola! These Nicaraguan puros feature a classic, Cubanesque profile with impeccable construction and a medium-full body. The El Güegüense have been among the most highly anticipated cigars to come out of the 2015 IPCPR trade show, now you have the chance to score a whole bundle.

Foundation Cigar Co. El Güegüense 10-pack cigars

2nd prize cigar giveaway

5-pack Foundation Cigar Co. El Güegüense Cigars

TWO 2nd place winners will both receive a 5-pack of the very same El Güegüense cigars from Foundation Cigar Co. in the hefty 7×48 Churchill vitola!

Foundation Cigar Co. El Güegüense 5-pack cigars

NOTE: This week’s winners will be picked by the Cigar Dojo staff & Nick Melillo based on on artistic quality (best images), creativity, and originality. Winners will be chosen live on the Smoke Night LIVE show.

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 #myFoundation 

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 CigarDojo.com. This contest and other contests on the Dojo website and Cigar Dojo app are NOT sponsored by Apple inc. or any of it’s partners in any way. Estimated retail value of prizes $220.00. 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 – failure to claim prize within seven (7) days from the win date shall be deemed null and void and shall result in forfeiture. 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.

Please note that to enter tobacco related product giveaways you must be 18 years old (or the minimum age in your local jurisdiction, whichever is higher).

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 family, hobbies, pets, etc. with #myFoundation for a chance 2 win @FoundationCigar on @CigarDojo this week http://cigardojo.com/?p=21724


#myFoundation and my smoking buddy is my dog! Show yours on @CigarDojo 4 a chance 2 win @FoundationCigar this week! http://cigardojo.com/?p=21724

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