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 to include Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, and San Francisco Counties.*
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.
*In rare cases we may accept petitions to run from outside of the region, from counties which border the defined region.