UPDATE: this contest is now closed

Winners were chosen by the Cigar Dojo staff based on creativity and best entries that fit the overall theme.

Grand Prize

  • fatashpapp

Runner-Up

  • Mel L.

Laranja
/Ləˈrônˈjə/
Noun

The Portuguese word for “orange.”

But for those that are “in the know,” the cigar is most often pronounced, “La-Rônge”, as you will most often hear brand-owner Erik Espinosa refer to it.

Like the bright and lively band and matching foot ribbon adorning Espinosa Premium Cigars’ most premium offering, the cigar itself features a similarly energetic flavor profile—all revolving around the vibrant color orange. The idea came about from Erik Espinosa Jr., vice president of Espinosa Premium Cigars, as it was a hue he’d long been drawn to. And the meaning of the color fit the mood of a new blend Espinosa planned to introduce at the IPCPR show in 2014:

Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.

Laranja Reserva went on to earn Cigar Dojo’s #2 Cigar of the Year for 2014 and is currently Espinosa’s highest scoring blend at Cigar Dojo—earning a 93-point score in 2014 (Robusto Extra size) and a 92-point score in 2016 (DeSocio perfecto size).

Espinosa has carefully expanded on Laranja since its debut, unveiling new and limited versions of the cigar in sought-after sizes such as Laranja Caixa (a box-pressed Churchill), Laranja Volta (Famous Smoke Shop exclusive size), and Laranja DeSocio (Superior Cigars exclusive size). But for 2017, Espinosa has debuted the most deluxe presentation of Laranja to date—offering a very select number of retailers the “Laranja Reserva Special Lounge Assortment,” including 15 Laranja cigars in 3 unique vitolas! All sizes are previously unreleased, showcasing Erik, Erik, Jr., and Hector Alfonso Sr.’s favorite vitolas for the Laranja blend (Lonsdale, Robusto Deluxe, and Piramide, respectively).

Espinosa Premium Cigars is sponsoring this week’s contest, offering the chance for a lucky Cigar Dojo member to receive the ultimate collection of Laranja!

Contest Theme: Spring Break

It’s spring break! In the spirit of the bright, lively, and vibrant vegetation returning to our current scenery—a sea of desolate grays—we want to see your spring-themed entries this week. Okay, sure, we “adults” don’t get to celebrate it the way we used to (except for all you teachers out there!), but maybe we can live vicariously through the Dojo community this week and forget about the fact that we still have to work in the morning…

Post your spring break-themed (or lack thereof) cigar contest entries for a chance to win free cigars on the Dojo this week.

Use #springBreak with entries

To enter the contest:

  1. Take a photo involving the “spring break” theme
  2. Post your photo to the Cigar Dojo app
  3. Include hashtag #springBreak

Grand Prize

Our grand prize winner this week will win “the full monty”—an extremely rare box of Espinosa’s Laranja Reserva Special Lounge Assortment! Indeed, only 100 boxes were made, being shipped to a select number of retailers—primarily shops with certified Espinosa lounges. The collection is then (typically) opened for consumers to purchase the exclusive sizes individually; therefore, our winner will be one of the only possessors of a sealed box in the world! All 3 sizes included are unique to this collection and have never been released; including the 5¼” x 58 “Robusto Deluxe,” 6½” x 42 “Lonsdale,” and 6″ x 52 “Piramide.”

Espinosa Laranja Special Lounge Assortment cigar box

Runner-up Winner

We also have a prize for one runner-up winner, who will receive a 5-pack sampler of Espinosa cigars, including:

  • Laranja Reserva
  • Espinosa Habano
  • Murcielago
  • Espinosa Especial
  • N/A

Espinosa 5-pack cigars

EXAMPLE ENTRY

Spring break only just begun and already we’re in this frame of mind! Post your spring break-themed cigar pics (whether you get a break or not!) on the @cigardojo app this week for a chance to win @espinosacigars !! Use hashtag #springBreak #cigarphotography



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CONTEST TIPS & INFO
Our contest this week will run from Wednesday, March 29th at 4pm (EST) until Friday, March 31st at 11pm (EST). The winners will be announced on Friday night or Saturday afternoon.

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 RULES
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).

EARN EXTRA CREDIT

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:

@CigarDojo

@EspinosaCigars

https://cigardojo.com/?p=30604

#springBreak

An example might be….

Spring is in the air, time 2 smoke God’s greatest gift to humanity… cigars! Enter 2 win @EspinosaCigars #springBreak https://cigardojo.com/?p=30604

Or…

Enter 2 win @EspinosaCigars on the @CigarDojo this week using #springBreak winners receive RARE Laranja assortment: https://cigardojo.com/?p=30604

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

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