Each contestant in the Western Canada Bootblack (WCBB) contest must:

  • be at least twenty-one (21) years old;
  • have a demonstrated interest in leather, BDSM or fetishes, as determined by the judging panel;
  • be a resident of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, or Manitoba;
  • not hold a current leather title that conflicts with the WCBB contest (If you hold a current title, please advise the Producers to find out if you are still eligible to compete);
  • own all clothing worn onstage during the contest, except for clothing and props used in the fantasy portion;
  • be in possession of their own materials and bootblacking kit;
  • if she/he wins, agree to represent his title throughout his title year and refrain from competing in any other leather, fetish, fantasy, rubber, or bootblack title contest until the conclusion of the title year;
  • if she/he wins, agree to present classes or demos to teach others about bootblacking to groups or events in your area/in the areas of your travels during the title year;
  • agree to, if the winner of the title, return to the WCBB event next year to step aside from their title;
  • agree to permit agree to be photographed and allow the photographs to be used on the WCPE / WCBB / Wicked in the West web sites, and all other forms of media coverage;
  • when competing at WCBB, donate one (1) select leather auction item to be used in the silent auction to raise funds for WCBB expenses;
  • agree to wear contestant numbers at all times until the end of the contest and then return them to the director (these will be provided at the contestant meeting prior to the Meet and Greet);
  • not have any outstanding warrants either nationally or internationally and you must not be currently under indictment in any court of law; and,
  • agree to arrive at the contest host hotel no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 and appear in person for all meetings that day and all scheduled events during the WCBB weekend.