International Community Bootblack (ICBB)

International Community Bootblack As the most prestigious Bootblack competition in the world, The International Community Bootblack contest has something for everyone and is open to all genders. Our contest encourages, inspires and challenges our contestants’ not just to be the best, but also to find the best within themselves. We strive not just to find the most skilful Bootblack, but the most qualified Bootblack titleholder.

The annual International Community Bootblack competition follows the same five regional judging categories. Contestants are judged in five categories: Interview and Personal Image; Speech; Formal Personal Image, Technical Boot Shine and Technical Boot Interview; and Interpersonal Skills and Observation. The Interpersonal Skills portion of the competition allows the competing Bootblack to show off their talent and flair for bootblacking during a time period which is open to the general public and is only one of the key elements that sets International Community Bootblack apart from other Bootblack contests

In addition to being the keepers of sacred traditions and a rich heritage that spans decades of our leather culture and history, LeatherSIR, Leatherboy and Community Bootblack titleholders are community leaders and community builders. Across North America LeatherSIR, Leatherboy and Community Bootblack titleholders are also devoted to fundraising in their local and regional communities, raising tens of thousands of dollars for community organizations and concerns.1

  • 2003 - Boi Gwen Hardy
  • 2004 - Spencer "Cub" Jasper
  • 2005 - Shawn Patrick Finnerty
  • 2006: Henry James
  • 2007 - boyjean
  • 2008 - Black-Jack Pierce
  • 2009 - Syr Evan
  • 2010 - Red Warrior
  • 2011 - Luna
  • 2012 - Ruin Awaits
  • 2013 - Paul William Grosart
  • 2014 - Bootblack Ed
  • 2015 - Briar Wood
  • 2016 - boy Patrick
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