UPDATE: this contest is now closed

Our winners this week were picked by Nick Melillo, live on this week’s episode of Smoke Night LIVE.


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  • Donald S.
  • Jerry G. (Grand Prize)

Fresh off the heels of IPCPR 2017, Cigar Dojo is back with another EPIC cigar contest, teaming with Nicholas Melillo and his boutique, fan-favorite, Foundation Cigar Company. Not only will we be giving away special Foundation cigar prizes, but Nick will be joining us live in the Dojo “HERF Submarine” Studio to help pick the contest winners live on SNL!

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  • Cigar of the month club
  • Neptune Cigars
  • Perdomo Cigars
  • Davidoff Retail 2020
  • Aging Room cigars
  • Famous Smoke Shop Coupon Code
  • Pappy Van Winkle Cigar
  • Davidoff Year of the OX cigar
  • Atlantic Cigar Sale
This week’s contest is sponsored by Foundation Cigar Company, with cigar prizes provided by Cigar Dojo and the help of local retailer Smoking Cave Outlet

Contest Theme: Where in the World is Nicholas Melillo?

Inspired from the ’90s cartoon, we’re focusing on Nick Melillo’s world-traveling, historically-inspired cigar escapades for this week’s contest! That’s right, it’s time for you to answer the question, “Where in the world is Nicholas Melillo,” by photoshopping Nick into the most funny/creative locations and scenarios…


Cigar Dojo cigar contest example entry

Use #hesEverywhere with entries

To enter the contest:

  1. Download any (or all) of the Nick Melillo images below
  2. Use a photo-editing app (Photoshop, LiveCollage, layrs, Juxtaposer) to place Nick in creative locations/scenarios
  3. Post on Cigar Dojo app & include hashtag #hesEverywhere
  4. Share your entry on social media » see how
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Grand Prize

The grand prize is a RARE one this week, folks! Foundation has crafted a limited number of custom-designed humidors that not only feature Foundation artwork, but comes loaded with cigars as well. Indeed, 30 corona-sized Tabernacle cigars come pre-loaded in the humidor. Not only that, but these cigars utilize a tweaked, pre-release blend that has not been introduced to the public.

Let the games begin!

Foundation Cigar Company open humidor

Runner-up Winners

We will have TWO runner-up winners this week. Both winners will receive 10-pack bundles of the new The Wise Man (EL Güegüense) Maduro cigars in the 6¼” x 52 Torpedo size! (different size than cigars pictured below). The Wise Man (EL Güegüense) Maduro was recently introduced at the 2017 IPCPR show, offering a new maduro variant of 2015’s original EL Güegüense cigar (which went on to win Cigar Dojo’s #3 cigar of 2015).

This exciting new blend uses a San Andrés Mexican Maduro wrapper over a Corojo ’99 Jalapa binder and Nicaraguan fillers (Condega, Estelí, & Jalapa).

The blend encompasses bold flavors of black pepper, dark roast espresso and cacao. Medium plus in body and strength and rounded out with a nutty finish.Foundation Cigar Co.

Foundation El Güegüense Maduro cigars

Our contest this week will run from Wednesday, July 19th at 7pm (EST) until Friday, July 21st at 9pm (EST). The winners will be announced on Friday night during this week’s episode of Smoke Night Live, featuring Nick Melillo.

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 Nick Melillo 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 $400.00. 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. @FoundationCigar
  3. https://cigardojo.com/?p=32421
  4. #hesEverywhere

An example might be….

Moby Dick? More like Moby NICK! Photoshop Nick Melillo 4 a chance 2 win @FoundationCigar on Dojo - https://cigardojo.com/?p=32421 #hesEverywhere


Photoshop @FoundationCigar in creative locations & scenarios 4 a chance 2 win cigars on @CigarDojo https://cigardojo.com/?p=32421 #hesEverywhere

Include TWO of the FOUR elements above to enter!
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