International Mr. Leather

International Mr. Leather Application 2024

By all accounts from the 2128 men who have competed since 1979, you are about to take what can only be described as a “ride of a lifetime!” For many of these men, competing at IML was a life-changing experience. Filled with camaraderie, brotherhood, and personal insights, the experience leaves most with a purpose and dedication to continue our traditions, and to forge new paths.

Everyone who enters the IML competition, not only represents their home bar, city, state, region or country, but also who they are as a leatherman. There is no secret plan or magic formula to go on and win IML. Although the IML Staff cannot offer you specific advice as to what you should or should not do to prepare, we can tell you this much: be who you are, be true to yourself, and don’t try to be something you are not. The rest, as they say, is up to you.

All of that said, there are some things we need from you as you begin to prepare for your travels to Chicago this May. We need you to complete the following information in order for us to begin your application process. The deadline for the receipt of your Contestant Application is April 30, 2024. THIS IS A HARD DEADLINE!

This is the basic Contestant information, telling us who you are. This information will be used by both the IML Administrative Staff and your IML Judges. This will tell us a little bit about you, allowing us to get a sense of who you are and where you're from.

The information on this form will be used to list all contestant sponsors on our website, as well as during the events. You are also required to send a high-resolution logo image (TIFF, EPS, GIF, PNG or JPG) for each of your sponsors, which we will use throughout the weekend.

A non-refundable registration fee of $75.00 (USD) is required from each contestant. Payment may be made via credit card via the link that has been posted on the IML Website or check (payable to International Mr. Leather, Inc.), and should be paid in full prior to your arrival at IML.

Finally, we encourage you to visit our website,, often. Event information, updates, and other vital postings and forms are available there. You can also find a bit of history. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Again, Welcome. And Welcome to the International Mr. Leather Family!



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