October 2008 Hot Button Winners

Congrats to our
October Hot Button of the Month Winner!

October's Hot Button of the Month Contest Winner is…Paul Ingram from Mississippi. Paul's series of "A" Club buttons illustrate a classy way to achieve several goals - promote teams, recognize individuals, and raise money for a good cause!

Paul notes that "we make buttons of all current sports and activities for parents to buy as support - to raise money for uniforms, bus gas, officials..." The buttons are composed using PhotoShop.

The buttons have become very popular, Paul says, and many rival schools ask about them. It's a highly profitable program for the school.

As the October Hot Button of the Month winner, Paul received a $100 gift certificate to Badge-A-Minit.com.
Six unique buttons were awarded the title of Badge-A-Minit October 2008 Hot Button! From supporting causes to political campaigns, this month's entries featured personal statements and forward-looking designs. Winners receive a coupon for 10% off their next purchase at Badge-A-Minit.com.

Want to show off your button design? Take a few minutes and enter it into our October contest. And don't worry if you've entered before - you can enter as often as you wish. We LOVE to hear from you and look forward to sharing your masterpieces with the Badge-A-Minit family!

Breast Cancer Awareness Mandala
Rhonda Kolander from Whitewater, WI, creates mandalas for fun and decided to create a special button for Breast Cancer Awareness. She sells the buttons to raise money for the cause. Rhonda plans to change the button yearly and hopes that people will want to collect them. If you look closely, you can see that this mandala was made using the Pink Ribbon of Hope.
Bragging Rights
Peter Decker from the Angola Christian Church (ACC) in Angola, IN, submitted this series of buttons that the church used to indicate that they, as a church, are moving forward with enthusiasm and excitement. They made great conversation starters during their awareness week - and are still being worn months later by many church members.
Colorama Button 1
Bill Black of Elmer City, WA, designed this Colorama button as one in a series of three used during the 50th Annual Colorama Festival. A major part of the celebration is a rodeo - hence the button theme! The buttons were individually numbered and sold as a Chamber of Commerce fundraiser. The numbers corresponded with raffle tickets that were drawn for prized the last day of the festival. Bill notes that attendance at the drawing increased 40% over the year before - and they had many people who purchased all three styles of buttons in order to collect the whole set as a memento of the event!
Strafford Fire Cause
To educate the public on the tax proposition for a much-needed full-time fire staff, Lisa Campbell from Strafford, MO, designed this button. Lisa says people loved wearing the button - hopefully it will bring about the right vote!
Ballet Moms for Palin
The month wouldn't be complete without some political statements! Lauri Jon Caravella of California submitted this button to show support for Sarah Palin and to get into campaign fun.
Brevard for Obama
John Goldacker of Florida submitted this button, which was based on a commemorative poster from Obama's first campaign stop in Florida last May. John's goal was to have Obama sign one of the buttons for his personal collection - and he did! The design was also reworked for a t-shirt.