LA Bootblack Contest
Bootblacks make us all look our best. The Los Angeles Leather Coalition will be adding an LA Bootblack contest into the 2017 Los Angeles Leather Pride week. This is your opportunity to showcase your talents to the entire LA Leather Community. This is the first time LA has had a Bootblack contest and we look forward to giving you the recognition you deserve.
The contest will start on Friday, March 24 with Contestant Introductions and Number draw during the Ms. LA Leather Gala.
The following outlines the judging criteria and schedule for the contest.
Sunday, March 26 – Community Judging at Ms. LAL Victory Party/Mr. LAL Kick-off Party
- 20% of the total score
- This is a community judging portion. The contestant with the greatest number of ballots at the end of the day will be awarded the full amount of the ballots and the rest would get a percentage. For example, if the winner collected 100 ballots they would get the full 20% then the next person would receive 75% of the score, and so on.
Friday, March 31 – Skills will be assessed at The Assembly for the judges
- 50% of the total score
- This portion of the contest includes: speed, confidence, product knowledge, organization, and end results. Judges will observe the interaction between clients and contestants while working on the clients’ boots.
Friday, March 31 or Saturday, April 1 – Personality and Stage Presence
- 10% of the total score
- You will introduced on stage and be given two to three minutes to make a speech about anything you feel passionate about…the leather community, your “pet” cause, or a LGBT or leather/fetish community issue.
Saturday, April 1 – Interview will be assessed during the day, venue TBD
- 20% of total score
- Questions will be devised solely by the judges and will cover any topic the judges consider to be useful in selecting the winner.
Saturday, April 1 – Winner announced during the Mr. LAL Contest