UPDATE: This contest is now closed

Hundreds of entries this week proved the Dojo has an artistic side! This made the eventual picks quite tricky; however, we eventually whittled the entries down to our three favorites:

  • James H. (Grand Prize Winner)
  • Daniel R.
  • jmwildwest

Launched at IPCPR 2016, Archetype garnered a new level of attention for Ventura Cigar Company, whom was previously best known for their Project 805 and PSyKo SEVEN cigar lines. For Archetype, a clean and modern, yet simultaneously artistic offering of five new blends was introduced—each focusing on the delicate nuances of a more refined palate. Not only this, but the cigars are produced at two of the world’s most respected cigar factories: with three blends coming from Davidoff-owned factories and two from Drew Estate’s La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate factory.

The Archetype brand is inspired by the work of psychologist Dr. Carl Jung and the writings of mythographer Joseph Campbell who defined ‘archetypes’ as the constantly repeating characters who occur in the dreams of all people and the myths of all cultures. Campbell discovered through his study of world myths is that the ‘Hero’s Journey’ is a common storytelling arc that has been retold in infinite variations since time began.” Cigar smoking is really no different; we gather and we weave our tales as we share a couple of sticks and a glass of fine whiskey.Ventura Cigar Co.
This week’s contest is sponsored by Ventura Cigar Company; where we will be offering cigar fans a chance to try the Archetype Initiation, an Ecuadorian Connecticut blend coming from the Drew Estate factory.

Contest Theme: Cigar Art

While humans have enjoyed photography for centuries, and cigars for centuries more, and mobile phones for decades, the three have only recently combined to introduce the growing art of cigar photography (aka #cigarPorn). There’s just something about the relaxed nature of cigar smoking, paired with the eye-catching nature of fire and smoke that makes for an addicting quest to showcase rolled tobacco in its most seductive form!

  • Atlantic Cigar Sale

Therefore, we want to see you get artistic this week for a chance to win Archetype cigars. Download a few filter apps (Instagram, Snapseed, and Hipstamatic are a few good places to start) and let’s see some serious cigArt.

Use #cigartist with entries

To enter the contest:

  1. Take an artistic cigar photo – photo filters encouranged
  2. Post your picture on the Cigar Dojo app
  3. Include hashtag #cigartist

Grand Prize

Our grand prize winner this week will win a full, 20-count box of Archetype Initiation cigars in the 6″ x 52 Toro size!

An adventure in the art of nuanced flavor with a blend of Habano tobaccos that opens up with heavenly aromas, floral notes, white sage and orange zest that intensifies throughout the smoke.Ventura Cigar Co.

Ventura Archetype Initiation cigar box open

Runner-up Winners

There will be TWO runner-up winners this week—both will receive a 5-pack sampling of Archetype Initiation cigars in the 6″ x 52 Toro size.

Archetype Initiation cigars 5-pack

Our contest this week will run from Wednesday, March 8th at 7pm (EST) until Friday, March 10th at 9pm (EST). The winners will be announced on Friday night, during this week’s episode of Smoke Night Live.

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 based on creativity and best overall image/statement 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 $200.00. 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….

I cut off my ear for a box of Archetype cigars - worked for van Gogh! #cigartist Enter @CigarDojo 4 a chance 2 win @VenturaCigarCo


Post ur artistic cigar photography #cigartist at @cigardojo app 4 a chance 2 win @VenturaCigarCo Archetype cigars! https://cigardojo.com/?p=30316

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

  • Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust
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