Introducing Bootblack Europe 2020

MSC Belgium and Darklands are proud to present the second edition of the European Bootblack Contest. Following the tradition of American bootblack contests, it is our goal to bring the art of bootblacking to an European audience for the second time.

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 updated programme 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 can make use of the bootblack service for free. We suggest a donation of €10 to fund the travel wallet of the European Bootblack 2020.

Contestants are welcome to enter the competition here. Details on the contest, criteria, and scoring will be published on the website.


  • Sash Bootblack Europe, offered by Evidence

  • Travelfund share by WR1

  • Embossy boots, 150 euro voucher @ outlet store

  • Alpha Madness Pass Darklands 2021

  • Alphatribe T-shirt

  • Others Gift package offered by SG Sesrvices

Prizes may be added to this list – check our website for updates.