Sunday Contest Wrap-up: Help Me Choose The Oja Cigars Winner!

I have to say, I am a little disappointed that I only received a few entries, but the ones I received were VERY good. With the holiday, the technical difficulties and what-not, it’s just been a slow time.  My wife, who does PR work, even commented that she’s had a very hard time getting people to respond to her in the last couple weeks.   I’m going to try something a little different since there’s no way I can select a winner from the entrants.  I’m going to ask you, the readers, to vote for the winner.  I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday, July 13 so I have a chance to mail the box of Oja cigars to the winner before I leave for Vegas to attend the IPCPR show.


I did managed to smoke an Oja Connecticut Distinguido (Torpedo) yesterday that was quite good.  It burned dead even and was not as mild as the Connecticut wrapper would lead you to believe.  I think it was pretty tasty and was a nice accompaniment to a mile long walk on a nice, hot July afternoon.  I smoked it to the nub on my deck after returning and was not at all disappointed.  A very nice cigar.


Back to the contest.  Here are the entries in the order that they were submitted.  I’ve numbered the pictures, but you can easily go back and look at who posted what pictures if you want, but you can just vote for what you think is the best picture.  Here they are:


Number 1


Number 2


Number 3


Number 4


Number 5


OK, those are the entries, now here is the poll, place your votes and help me select a winner!

Pick The Best Patriotic Cigar Picture

  • Picture Number 1 (42%, 10 Votes)
  • Picture Number 2 (29%, 7 Votes)
  • Picture Number 3 (4%, 1 Votes)
  • Picture Number 4 (13%, 3 Votes)
  • Picture Number 5 (13%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

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That’s it for now, please vote for a winner so I can sent this enormous box of Oja Mestizo Artefacto cigars out and the recipient can begin enjoying these sweet 6″ x 60 Nicaraguan cigars.  Many thanks to Luis from Oja for providing the wonderful prize for this contest, and for the numerous samples of his cigars.  I look forward to hanging out with him at the show next week.

Until the next time,




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9 Responses to Sunday Contest Wrap-up: Help Me Choose The Oja Cigars Winner!

  1. Rod Warczak (@ranasiciliano)

    Okay…so I wanted to vote for my own but alas I could not do that! My question about #2 is can one really fly jet fighters with glasses now? Nice shot!

    • Classy move on your part, well done. Hopefully you will get an answer to your question ( I think I know the answer, but will wait for the experts to chime in)! Thanks for voting and thanks for sending in a very nice picture. Good luck!

  2. Lloyd L.

    I, too, would like to vote for my own entry, having such a competitive nature. But after seeing the other entries, I believe at least one of them are more deserving than mine. I will say that it is nice to see the patriotism in all the entries. Good luck everyone, and may God bless this great nation of ours.

  3. Allen

    Yes you can fly with glasses now,all depends on how bad your vision is though. But won’t be able to fly with that canopy brace with the remove before flight flag. Some great shots though was busy at work all this week, wish i could have shared mine in time.

  4. Agent 86

    Couldn’t vote for mine. Kinda makes me sad since no one else has either. Damn. Those cigars sounded great. LOL. Good luck to the winner.

  5. DB

    I voted for someone else’s pic, who took time to design the shot…Loved it! Great contest and a shame more didn’t partake.


  6. Rod Warczak (@ranasiciliano)

    100’s of votes? Ha Ha! How many times can we vote Craig? ;o)

  7. Rod Warczak (@ranasiciliano)

    You could always divvy up those sticks and send four each. Just an idea.

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