UPDATE: this contest is now closed

Our three winners were selected on this week’s episode of Smoke Night LIVE, featuring Emmett Malone of Blind Man’s Puff. Winners were chosen by Emmett and Master Sensei.


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  3. Fire Ball

AJ Fernandez has been wowing cigar hobbyists for years, beginning with shop-exclusive house blends for some of the biggest online retailers, and progressing to offer cigars under his own brand; where Fernandez has consistently shocked the cigar world with astonishingly low prices and high value smoking experiences.

In 2016, AJF Cigar Co. stepped their game up to the next level, releasing the critically-acclaimed Bellas Artes cigar; which uses a proprietary, 3-part-hybrid wrapper to showcase a truly unique flavor profile. AJF Cigar Co. was the most winning brand overall in Cigar Dojo’s 2016 awards, taking home Value Cigar of the Year (Last Call), Cigar Brand of the Year, and an impressive #4 Cigar of the Year 2016! (Bellas Artes Short Churchill).

This week’s contest is sponsored by AJF Cigar Co., where we will be offering cigar fans a chance to try the new Bellas Artes; a complex, Nicaraguan beauty with a refreshingly unique profile.

Contest Theme: Fine Art

Bellas Artes (pronounced “Bay-yuss Ar-tez”) translates from Spanish to mean “Fine Arts.” And if there’s one thing we’ve learned from DOJONATION over the years, it’s that cigar fanatics are more into taking artistic photos of premium cigars than hipsters photographing their brunch!

This is the time to get artsy and creative—maybe download a few photo filter apps (Instagram, Snapseed, Hipstamatic, and Prisma are great places to start) or simply showcase your photography skills by taking advantage of good scenery, interesting camera angles, good composition, and other fun techniques! (iPhone 7 users, now’s your chance to take advantage of that Portrait mode!)

Get creative and show some personality! Sometimes the most interesting shots include yourself (hello cigar selfies!) and other times it’s the sexy qualities of the leaf that do all the work.

Use #cigarArt with entries

To enter the contest:

  1. Take an artistic cigar photo or artistic cigar selfie
  2. Post your picture on the Cigar Dojo app
  3. Include hashtag #cigarArt
  4. Share your entry on social media » see how

Grand Prize

While there are three winners this week, each receiving a full box of some of the most exciting cigars we’ve ever given away, our Grand Prize winner will take home the biggest size. This winner will receive a full, sealed box of 20 Bellas Artes cigars in the 6.5″ x 58 Gordo size!

When reviewing the Bellas Artes in August, 2016, we summed up the experience as:

[Bellas Artes’] new hybrid leaf feels (tastes) like much more than a gimmick—highlighting the best attributes from the complex blend beneath. This all amounts to a shockingly full flavor experience from first puff. It doesn’t rely on overused decoys such as ultra sweet or ultra peppery flavors, instead offering a more balanced approach that hits the palate on all fronts.

AJ Fernandez Bellas Artes Gordo box of cigars

Runner-up Winner #1

Our 2nd place winner (runner-up winner #1) this week will receive a full, 20-count box of Bellas Artes in the 5.5″ x 52 Robusto Extra size. This is the same size we initially reviewed, earning an impressive 94-point score.

AJ Fernandez Bellas Artes Robusto Extra box of cigars

Runner-up Winner #2

Our 3rd place winner (runner-up winner #2) this week will receive a full, 20-count box of Bellas Artes in the 6″ x 48 Short Churchill size. This is the size we awarded as the #4 Cigar of the Year for 2016.

AJ Fernandez Bellas Artes Short Churchill box of cigars

Fine art meets fine art (Bellas Artes)! aka #cigarArt

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Our contest this week will run from Wednesday, April 19th at 7pm (EST) until Friday, April 21st at 9pm (EST). The winners will be announced on Friday night on the Cigar Dojo app.

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 $550.00. 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

Post your entries on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram (as well as Cigar Dojo of course) and try to include these four elements:

  1. @CigarDojo
  2. @AJFcigars
  3. https://cigardojo.com/?p=30969
  4. #cigarArt

An example might be….

Whether you know it as #cigarPorn, #cigarPhotography, or #cigarArt, what matters is I made you WANT this cigar! Enter NOW @CigarDojo app.


Post your sexiest cigar pics with #cigarArt for a chance to win EPIC prizes from @AJFcigars - https://cigardojo.com/?p=30969 @CigarDojo

Include TWO of the FOUR elements above to enter!
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