June 2010 Hot Button Winners

Congrats to our
June 2010 Hot Button of the Month Winner!

June's Hot Button of the Month Contest Winner is…Michael Schafer from KYOU FOX-15 and Operation Gratitude in Ottumwa, IA. Michael's "I Thanked A Soldier - Operation Gratitude" button was designed to encourage people to send letters to thank American soldiers in hostile areas - and potentially win a prize. "The buttons provided an instant reward and incentive for people to participate in Operation Gratitude," said Michael. "Our TV station teamed up with a local recreational vehicle vendor on this project - and one lucky letter writer won a $5400 4-wheel ATV."

KYOU FOX-15 began promotion of Operation Gratitude and distribution of the buttons during a big town event - and gave out more than 120 buttons to people who agreed to write letters to thank American soldiers overseas for putting their lives on the line for all of us!

As the Hot Button of the Month winner, Michel received a $100 Badge-A-Minit gift certificate.
Congratulations to our June 2010 Hot Button Winners! They showed their stuff and won!

Now, we're challenging the rest of you to send in your ‘Hot! Hot! Hot' Button designs. Show us your fiery designs, enter a hot summer button craft, and tell us about your button adventures. Your design or idea could inspire your fellow button-makers to do a new project of their own. Each Hot Button winner receives a coupon for 10% off their next purchase at Badge-A-Minit.com.
Cemetery Walk
Barb Takach of Wadsworth, OH designed this Cemetery Walk button as part of a series of buttons sold during tour-guided cemetery walks that take place at Woodlawn cemetery in Wadsworth. While there are 36 different buttons, this one is the most popular. It features a photograph of the tombstone of Sylvia Beach. Legend has it that Sylvia, who ran away from her parent's log cabin in 1923 during an episode of delirium and was never found, still walks the woods of a local park each night searching for her parents. The park is located where Sylvia's snowy footprints were last seen almost two centuries ago.
Stopped Clock
Mark Springer of Princeton, IL, submitted this button, which he designed just for fun.
Chill Global Warning
Doug Deal of 2am Graphics in York, SC, submitted this apt design for a good cause. "I'm an environmentalist, so this button reflects my interest the cause," he said. "I try to make every button a little piece of art."
I Run for Barbara
Julie Outericky of Team Haney in Plymouth, MA, created this button for her family members who are all walking/running in a 5K Race to raise money for Pulmonary Fibrosis. "My grandmother Barbara passed away from this disease this year and many of our family members have this awful disease," Julie said. "We are walking/running in memory and honor of her, her father, and brother who have passed, and hope to help raise money for a cure."