May 2014 Hot Button Winner

Congrats to our
May 2014 Hot Button of the Month Winner!

May's Hot Button of the Month Contest Winner is... Michael Schafer from Ottumwa, IA.. Michael created this "Make Ottumwa Shine" button to help promote a week dedicated to cleaning up the city.

"Every year our small town has a week dedicated to cleaning up empty lots, ditches, etc," said Michael. "This year I made a few buttons asking people 'will you help' and handed them out to co-workers at the Landfill, Recycling Center and the Health Department to help get the word out."

Michael ended up selling buttons to the Health Department, who distributed them to others to pass the word along. He said, "Sometimes the easiest way to get people to order is to make a few free's easy and cheap to makes lots of free samples!"

As the Hot Button of the Month winner, Michael received a $100 Badge-A-Minit gift certificate.
Congratulations to all of our May 2014 Hot Button Winners! If you've made a special button or have an interesting way to use your buttons, enter our current Hot Button Contest. You could win a coupon for 10% off your next purchase at And if you're chosen as a Hot Button of the Month winner, you'll get a $100 Gift Certificate!
Perfect Attendance
Cynde Elkins from Charles Russell Elementary in Ashland, KY, submitted this "Perfect Attendance" button. "We give this button out every 9-week grading period to students who achieve Perfect Attendance for that nine weeks. This encourages students to come to school. This design was made by one of our 6th grade students!" said Cynde. The school has used the buttons for the past two years, and attendance has increased to where the school moved up from being one of the lower attendance schools to being one of the top!
I'm A Geronaut
Annette Lansing from the Gerontology program at Portland Community College in Beaverton, OR, gives away these buttons as 'badges of honor' to their students, faculty, staff and community partners. Annette notes that "We are re-branding ourselves and what it means to be a Gerontologist. This isn't our grandparents aging anymore. And, we are explorers." The buttons are in high demand and everyone wants one, says Annette.
Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness
Carol Ann Houseworth of Star Design, submitted this "Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness" button, which she designed to promote awareness and as a sample of her own graphic design work. She notes that the results are excellent in bringing awareness to the problem and to her business.