MSC Belgium and Darklands are proud to present the third edition of the European Bootblack Contest. Following the tradition of American bootblack contests, it is our goal to bring the art of bootblacking to a European audience.
The contest is open to male, female, and sexually diverse bootblacks. They will demonstrate their skills at the Bootblack station in the Darklands market. For specific times, check the updates on our website or visit the Bootblack station at Darklands.
Every bootblack customer will receive a voting ballot when lining up for bootblack service. You are requested to donate a minimum of €5 tip for their service. 50% of tipping will be used to help fund the travel wallet of the European Bootblack 2022.
Contestants are welcome to enter the competition at www.darklands.be. Details on the contest, entry and assessment criteria, and scoring will be published on the website.
Subscriptions will open later this year.
• Sash Bootblack Europe, offered by Evidence
• Travelfund share by WR1
• Alpha Madnes Pass Darklands 2023
• Alphatribe T-shirt
• Madnes Pass Darklands 2023
Prizes may be added to this list – check our website for updates.