Mission Statement - The purpose of the Elegant Bootblack title is to help raise awareness and appreciation within the leather community for bootblacks and bootblacking, and to provide a titleholder who will serve as an educational resource, role model, and a champion for the bootblack lifestyle for the leather community.


We are proud to present the Master/slave contest. This contest is a celebration of the Master/slave dynamic and is an official feeder to the International Master/slave Contest. The SE Master/slave contest is for couples who self-identify as Master/slave regardless of gender or sexual orientation. The titleholders will be expected to use the title to help educate the general leather community about the Master/slave lifestyle and additionally to become a valuable resource for the Master/slave community. The calendar year following the current year is used as the "title year designation" because the majority of the title year falls within that year.

Mission Statement - The purpose of the Master/slave title is to help raise awareness and appreciation within the leather community for the Master/slave relationship, and to provide a titleholder pair who will serve as an educational resource, role models, and champions for the M/s lifestyle for the leather community. In addition, the contest serves as a feeder for the International Master/slave Contest.

Requirements for Contestants
Each Contestant pair must have been in a self-identified Master/slave relationship with each other for at least 1 year. (This use of the word "Master" is non-gender specific.)

Each Contestant pair must be willing, should he/she win, to abide by the expectations set forth in the "Expectations of Titleholders" section below.

All contestants must be at least 18 YEARS OLD.

Applications submitted electronically must be signed at the event. All applications are subject to acceptance by the contest producers. 

Registration fees for Together In Leather are waived for contestants.
Expectations of Titleholders

The Master/slave titleholder pair must travel to and present on Master/slave relationships at a minimum of 4 events or BDSM/Leather group meetings during their title year. The titleholders will be strongly encouraged to attend more than the minimum number of events and to seek out every opportunity to speak on Master/slave relationships.

The Master/slave titleholder pair must be able and willing to speak on Master/slave relationships to all segments of the BDSM/Leather community.

The Master/slave titleholder pair is required to submit a quarterly report of their activities in support of the title.

The Master/slave titleholder pair may not accept fees for giving or receiving SM activities, whether sexual or non-sexual in nature.

Contest Categories - all judged events are open to the attendees

Interview with Judges (150 points)

Presentation (100 points) Contestants will be required to conduct a mini-workshop on Saturday, during which they will present a brief (5-10 minute) presentation on any issue relating to Master/slave relationships. Both the Master and slave contestants must speak during the presentation.

Speech & Image (100 points) Must be 3 minutes or less on the topic of your choice.

On-stage Question (75 points)

Master/slave Dynamic (75 points) Contestants will be observed by the judges throughout the weekend and judged on how they interact and present themselves as Master and slave to the public. This includes attitude, friendliness, courtesy, and cooperativeness towards others. This category will be judged last in order to include the contestants interactions between arrival at TIL and Saturday night.

Scoring System
The Olympic scoring system will be used. (The high and low score for each category is thrown out.

Winners Package
The titleholder will be provided with a vest patch that will include the title name and year and a medallion.

The producers will guarantee the titleholder a travel fund of at least 1200 CHF. (The titleholders may accept additional monetary support from groups, event sponsors or individuals to cover travel expenses, and may raise additional money to cover travel expenses through fundraising activities.)

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