About the Contest
The SFBB title is the first bootblack title to represent the Northern California region since
the Northern California Community Bootblack title shut down after Scout was it's last
titleholder in 2013.
The SFBB Contest is designed to blend some of the components of both the IMBB title
and the IMsBB title, in order to help prepare contestants should they choose to compete
for further titles.
The San Francisco Bootblack contest was started by the SF Bay Area Leather Alliance
to contribute to the growth of the Leather Alliance Weekend. Local bay area bootblack
and Southwest Bootblack 2017 Teagan petitioned the board to add the title with a
proposal during a board meeting in June of 2017. The board unanimously moved to
add a bootblack contest.
The San Francisco Bootblack title is open to individuals of without regard to gender who
identify as bootblacks and who live or work within the greater San Francisco Bay Area. The region is
defined as the following counties.
- San Francisco
- San Mateo
- Santa Clara
- Contra Costa
- Santa Cruz
*In rare cases we may accept petitions to run from outside of the region, from counties which border
the defined region.