UPDATE: this contest is now closed

Grand Prize Winners:

  • timmc71
  • Ellechero

The runner-up winners were selected on various nights throughout the week, with flash contests such as a Facebook Live contest and 500th comment on a particular Cigar Dojo post, etc.

While the spring season technically began on March 20th, purists of America’s pastime know the season doesn’t truly kickoff until opening day!

  • Perdomo Cigars
  • Atlantic Cigar Sale
  • Neptune Cigars
  • Aging Room cigars
  • Joya de Nicaragua cigars

For 2017, this was held on Monday, April 3rd—although the festivities continue all week long. Coinciding with this time-honored tradition, we’ve partnered with El Artista and their new “Big Papi” cigar—a cigar/baseball match made in heaven!

This week’s contest is sponsored by El Artista Cigars; where we will be offering cigar fans a chance to try the new Big Papi by David Ortiz, a heavy-hitting Dominican beauty crafted to suit the legendary MLB star’s ideal palate.

Contest Theme: Cigars & Baseball

Cigars and baseball folks—doesn’t get much better!

Get in the spirit of the opening day games this week and post your cigars-meet-baseball pics for a chance to win the new, super-premium Big Papi cigars, blended by the man himself!

Use #openingDay with entries

To enter the contest:

  1. Take a cigar photo that fits the cigars/baseball theme
  2. Post your picture on the Cigar Dojo app
  3. Include hashtag #openingDay
  4. Share your entry on social media – see how

Grand Prize

There will be TWO grand prize winners this week! Both winners will receive MAJOR prizes worthy of, dare we say, the Major League… (sorry, had to get a pun in there somewhere). Each winner will receive a full box of the new Big Papi by David Ortiz. The cigars feature a Dominican-based blend and are crafted at El Artista’s boutique factory in the DR—blended by Ortiz himself (along with the knowledgable guidance of El Artista’s master blenders) to suit his ideal palate.

The cigars were made in a singular, heavy-hitting, 6″ × 54 toro size that will smoke through nearly an entire baseball game! Cigar Dojo went in-depth with this premium blend in January, awarding the cigar an impressive 90-point rating, saying:

Fittingly, the profile is big and robust, with loads of spices and hearty leathers and earth that’ll really “stick to your ribs”! […] the draw was nearly perfect, giving a satisfactory amount of smoke on every puff. Altogether, Big Papi is a traditional experience that’s been amped up a few notches—a fun smoke that should only require minimal [smoking] experience to be best enjoyed.Cigar Dojo

SEE THE FULL REVIEW: Big Papi by David Ortiz Cigar Review

Our grand prize winners each receive:

  • 1 box of 20 toro cigars (valued at $275 MSRP)
  • 1 El Artista ceramic ashtray
  • 1 El Artista single flame, jet cigar lighter

El Artista Big Papi by David Ortiz cigar box open

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Runner-up Winners

There will also be TWO runner-up winners this week! Each runner-up winner will receive a 3-count sampler of Big Papi by David Ortiz cigars and an El Artista single flame, jet cigar lighter!

NOTE: these two prizes will be awarded as Flash Giveaway contests. Stay tuned on the Cigar Dojo app on Friday, April 7th, as we will post quick & fun contests to award these two prizes!

El Artista Big Papi cigar sampler giveaway

Our contest this week will run from Wednesday, April 5th at 7pm (EST) until Friday, April 7th at 9pm (EST). The winners will be announced on Friday night (flash contests) and Saturday afternoon (grand prize winners) 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 $725.00. 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. @ElArtistaCigar
  3. https://cigardojo.com/?p=30703
  4. #openingDay

An example might be….

MLB #openingDay + cigars = one happy Big Papi! Enter for a chance to win @ElArtistaCigar ’s on @CigarDojo app! https://cigardojo.com/?p=30703


Post your cigars-meet-baseball entries on @CigarDojo for a chance to win @ElArtistaCigar Big Papi! https://cigardojo.com/?p=30703 #openingDay

Include TWO of the FOUR elements above to enter!
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