European Bootblack Contest

The European Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs (ECMC) is proud to present the first edition of the European Bootblack Contest. Following the tradition of American bootblack contests, it’s ECMC’s goal to bring the art of bootblacking to a European audience.

The contest is open to both male and female bootblacks. They will demonstrate their skills at the Bootblack station in the Darklands market. For specific times, check the updated programme on our website ( or visit the Bootblack station at Darklands.

Every visitor will receive a voting ballot when they enter Darklands for the first time. You can make use of the bootblack service by buying a €7 voucher from the MSC Belgium booth.

Contestants are welcome to enter the competition at Details on the contest, criteria, and scoring will be published on the website.

For more info you can email

Prize Package


– Travel fund donation from WR1

– 2 Alpha Madness Passes for Leatherpride 2020 ( €250)

– Alphatribe T-shirt

Prizes may be added to this list – check this website for updates. 


(In alphabetical order)

To be announced.

Public vote

The public vote counts as 20% of the total score a candidate can get. 


The judges


James Lee

International Mr Leather 2018


Evert Leerson

Mr Leather Europe 2019


Suzanne van de Laar

Fetish Photographer



Stéphane Dossetti

Vice-president Evidence


Daniel Premack

Executive Producer Mr. Leather Israel


Stephan Ferris

IML 2nd runner-up, Mr Friendly 2017


Bart Verrecas

Mr Leather Belgium 2018


Tally Masters

Raphael Gonçalves

Mr Leather Brasil 2018


Sandro Cassero

Mr Leather Belgium 2017