The Northeast Person of Leather title is a community service title in support of the diversity found in the Leather community. The title of Person of Leather exists to promote that diversity. The title is open to those willing to share their views, passions, and dedications to make a positive impact on this region. We are the Northeast regions official feeder to International Person of Leather. 

The Northeast Person of Leather is not decided by gender, race, age, nor -isms or -ists.  We're a brand new type of contest!  Come be part of a system that is brand new in northeast! Represent people who have not typically been represented in contests previously.  We're modern, aware, and can't wait to find out who is going to be the first Northeast Person of Leather!

Northeast Person of Leather Region

  • Washington D.C.
  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Maine
  • and West Virginia
  • Persons who live in Ontario and east of Ontario may either petition International directly to
    compete in the International PoL Contest or they may compete in the Northeast Region contest.

Want to compete?

The title is open to those over 21 years old who have at least 4 years of experience in the Leather community. We welcome those who want to gain experience and knowledge of themselves and their community and those who have well formed passionate views they care to share. Contestants will be judged based on their capacity to articulate their views and passions and to act as mentors, educators, role models and spokespersons within this region, regardless of race, gender-identity, sexual-orientation, physical appearance, religion, age, or disability. Members of the full identity spectrum are invited, wanted and needed to actively engage in this regions communities through the title platform of Northeast Person of Leather.

Completed applications for Northeast Person of Leather contestants are due by December 15, 2023. There is a $80 contestant fee. To receive an application please fill in the interest form at the bottom of this page.

All contestants must have reached the age of 21 by the day of the contest. They must primarily reside within the region for at least six months of the year. They must have 4 years experience in the Leather community.

The NorthEast Person of Leather contestants will be judged based on the categories and point values used at International Person of Leather contest held in Dallas, TX at SPLF. Those are:
  • Leather Lifestyle (75 possible points)

    The Leather Lifestyle category of the contest gives contestants the opportunity to demonstrate their concern for the entire Leather/SM/fetish community, leading up to and during the event. Leather Lifestyle includes interaction with judges, other contestants, VIPs, and the general public during the Northeast Person of Leather Contest and host event. We are looking for a titleholder who can get along with and be open to everyone. We believe that one-on-one interaction between the titleholder and the community is an important part of a titleholder’s reign.

  • Interview (150 possible points)

    The judges will interview contestants to try to obtain a deeper understanding of their history and character. The interview will consist of a question-and-answer period with a panel of judges. This is the only individual, in-depth time with the judges. The judges want to see if contestants are well spoken and can think on their feet. Interview questions may cover leather, personal history, personal viewpoints, lifestyle, or anything related to BDSM/leather/kink/alt sex or community. Interviews will be closed to the public.

  • Speech (100 possible points)

    Each contestant will give a speech from the stage on any subject they believe is relevant. The speech must be two minutes or less. Not meeting the time guidelines will be penalized in the scoring. This deduction will be made by the Tally Master not the judges.

  • Pop Questions (75 possible points)

    Pop Questions category includes appearance on stage to answer one light/humorous question and one serious question asked of them by the emcee(s). The questions will be created in advance by the production team and will be drawn by lot by each contestant as they appear on stage. Every effort will be made to ensure that the questions are equally relevant and thought provoking to provide a fair balance.

  • Fantasy (100 possible points)

    The fantasy will be a staged erotic production of 3-5 minutes by each contestant. This fantasy does not have to be an SM fantasy, but must be descriptive of and/or based on at least one fetish. Fantasies must be done in accordance with Federal, State and local laws, within the limits of the contest venue, and any insurance policy guidelines.

Each contestant is required to participate in fundraising for the travel fund during the event. Each contestant must provide 2 collection/baskets and no more than 4 for silent auction the day of event. 

Northeast Person of Leather title holders will receive assistance throughout their title year. Assistance includes:

  • Guidance from Twisting Culture board and staff members to prep for international contest
  • Travel fund
  • Promotional and media releases once titled and throughout the year
  • Webpage for self-promotion and sponsor recognition throughout their title year
  • Complimentary entrance to Twisting Culture for the following 2 years
  • A custom-made title back patch and medallion