May 2013 Hot Button Winner

Congrats to our
May 2013 Hot Button of the Month Winner!


May's Hot Button of the Month Contest Winner is David Shepherd from Peru, NE. David made this "4000 Ft-ers Club" button with his young neighbor as a gift to her father after he finished his long-time goal. "Reaching the summit of every 4000-ft mountain in New England is a highly commendable achievement and testament to a 50-something's physical strength and stamina," said David.

David noted that the button "may not stack up against the satisfaction of completing a lifetime goal, but my neighbor's pop proudly displays the button she designed for him at the middle of his photo collage of himself on each summit. He loves it and it makes a very fitting centerpiece!"

As the Hot Button of the Month winner, David received a $100 Badge-A-Minit gift certificate.
Congratulations to all of our May 2013 Hot Button Winners! If you've made a special button or have an interesting way to use your buttons, enter our June Hot Button Contest. You could win a coupon for 10% off your next purchase at Badge-A-Minit.com. And if you're chosen as the June Hot Button of the Month winner, you'll get a $100 Gift Certificate!
World Down Syndrome Day
Diana Parksion from the Silicon Valley Down Syndrome Network submitted this World Down Syndrome Day button to help to start conversations about the condition and to create awareness. "People who wore the buttons told me they had people come up to them as ask 'what does 3-21 mean?'" said Diana. "They were then able to tell the person about Down Syndrome, which is a genetic condition where a person is born with three sets of the 21st chromosome - thus 3-21."
Bred to Love
Sheila M. Foss from the Erie County SPCA in Tonawanda, NY, gives a customized "Bred To Love" button to adopters of pit bull terriers, featuring a photo of their new family member. "The catchy picture is a great conversation starter; it helps the SPCA serving Erie County dispel the misconceptions surrounding pit bull terriers," said Sheila. "As any responsible owner knows, it's not these sweet and loyal animals that are the problem, but rather a handful of self-serving and unethical breeders. In the right environment, pit bull terriers are naturally inclined to be wonderful pets, sure to steal your heart!"

Sheila is pleased to report that since launching the Bred to Love campaign in Spring 2013, the number of pit bull terrier adoptions has been steadily increasing.
DrawnCon
Travis Biscornet of DrawnCon in Nashua, NH, designed these buttons as a pre-registration push for DrawnCon, New England's convention dedicated to all things cartoon! "We handed the buttons out alongside postcard flyers at a popular regional anime convention to raise awareness in a high concentration of our target demographic that our lowest price option for full weekend admission to DrawnCon is rapidly nearly expiration," said Travis. Travis notes that the results were unprecedented - web traffic for the week following the marketing push was up nearly 400% from the week before, and total registrations were up 150%!