UPDATE: This contest is over. The two winners were: mhanna who was picked by NHL announcer Mark Moser on Smoke Night LIVE and AlphaTech83 who guessed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place correctly in the #DojoDerby contest.

Earlier this year, Macanudo announced a (rather mesmerizing) new look for the brand – the first design overhaul in nearly 50 years! Have a look at the transformation:

Macanudo logo transformation

Included in the “contemporized” look (I just felt like inventing that word) is the Macanudo Crü Royale. Although the blend remains unchanged (why mess with a good thing?), the cigars now showcase a new box design and upgraded silver foil bands.

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And to celebrate a weekend of one of the longest running sporting traditions, we thought the time-tested Macanudo fit the occasion perfectly!

Contest Theme: Kentucky Derby

For this week’s contest, there will be TWO Grand Prizes and TWO ways to win.

#1. Post funny/creative pics involving the theme of Kentucky Derby & cigars. This could involve over-sized hats, Mint Juleps, old fashioned attire, horses (duh), roses, and literally ANYTHING else you can dream up!

#2. We’re bringing our famous Pick’em contest back this week. During the NFL season, we’d give cigars away to those that most accurately guessed the winners of certain games. Now, all you have to do is pick the winning horses!

Use #DojoDerby with entries

To enter the #DojoDerby contest:

  1. Take pic involving the Kentucky Derby / cigars theme
  2. Post your photo to the Cigar Dojo app
  3. Include hashtag #DojoDerby

To enter the Pick’em contest:

Click here and place your bets, that’s it!

Enter Now - Cigar Contest

Grand prize winners

There will be TWO grand prize winners this week! Both winners will take home a new and improved box of Macanudo Crü Royale. These slick new boxes are geared for the modern generation, featuring 20 cigars in robusto (5×50) format. An Ecuadorian Habano wrapper covers a diverse, multinational blend underneath, making for a smooth, medium-bodied experience that suits near-any time of day perfectly!

Macanudo Crü Royale 2016 modernized box cigars

Our contest this week will run from Thursday, May 4th at 6pm (MDT) until the night of Friday, May 6th (#DojoDerby contest) and Saturday, May 7th (Derby Pick’em contest). We will announce our #DojoDerby contest winner on Friday night, during this week’s episode of Smoke Night Live. The Pick’em contest winner will be announced on Saturday night or Sunday morning.

Please, no Google images!

Yes, you may photoshop images together to create your own creative entry. Just don’t flood the Dojo with memes you found on the web.

*Contest winners will be picked by the Cigar Dojo staff and/or our SNL guest host, Mark Moser, based on creativity and best overall image fitting the contest theme.

Entries are limited to 2 per person per day

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 $225.00. 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, Facebook, or Instagram 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….

Making Mint Juleps & smoking all day! Post your #DojoDerby entries on @CigarDojo 4 a chance to win @macanudo cigars! http://cigardojo.com/?p=25870


Show your Kentucky Derby/Cigars mashups for a chance to win @macanudo cigars on @CigarDojo app - http://cigardojo.com/?p=25870 #DojoDerby

Extra credit entries add to your chances of being picked for the prize

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