October 2014 Hot Button Winner


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

October's Hot Button of the Month Contest Winner is... Frances Yates from Indiana University East in Richmond, IN.. Frances created these "Crime Camp 2014" buttons to help identify the volunteers and instructors at a Crime Camp for middle school students interested in careers in criminal justice.

"Participants loved it! They were proud to wear the buttons and appreciated being recognized," said Frances. "We had college students in nursing do some sessions on wound care, gun safety, etc., and they were delighted to be included and identified as Crime Camp 2014 Instructors."

As the Hot Button of the Month winner, Frances received a $100 Badge-A-Minit gift certificate.
Congratulations to our October 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 Badge-A-Minit.com. And if you're chosen as a Hot Button of the Month winner, you'll get a $100 Gift Certificate!
Measure for Measure
John T. Hall from Raleigh, NC, submitted this Measure for Measure button that was designed in a effort to publicize a college production of Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure." Buttons were made to identify students as members of the cast or crew; students were encourages to display the buttons in class, on campus, at the dining hall, etc. The buttons did their job well - of the six performances, four were sold out!
Italian American Heritage Month
James A. Dello Russo designed this button to commemorate Italian Heritage Month, celebrated every October. The button lists many famous Italians and Italian-Americans who made outstanding contributions to the United States and the world, and to dispel the misconception that the only accomplishments of Italians and Italian-Americans were in the criminal world - a myth spread by movies and cable TV programs. "Many people found the buttons very educational. One teacher asked for enough buttons for her students, so she could teach a lesson on Italian-Americans for Italian-American Month," said James.
TTHS-60 2014 Mini Reunion
Thomas Rottmayer from Columbus, OH, submitted this button, which he made for the Thornton Township High School alumni's class reunion this year. Thomas has made similar buttons for his past every-five-year class reunions, which include the names and Senior class photo of each attendee. Thomas noted that he has been making Badge-A-Minit buttons ever since his sons were in kindergarten in 1975-76!