NY State Button Society Show and Awards 2020

The NY State Button Show and Awards is May 1-3, 2020
Theme: Hello Spring!

Place: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 225 Water St, Binghamton, New York

Reservations: Call 607-722-7575.
Mention “NYSBS’ for discounted rate
Rate: $105.00 plus taxes.
Must be made by 4/1/2020 to get this rate!
Check in time is 4:00 pm.

Shows Hours: Friday and Saturday 9AM to 5PM, Sunday 10-noon.

Contact Shirley Clark,shirley@twcny.com, 607-749-4510 or
Deborah Hendrickson, debhend8@gmail.com, 315-506-9751.


Final Awards List 2020

Div III

1) Class 7-4.11; 30 Any size. Moonglows. No white moonglows allowed. B. Hesse ($10, 6, 4).

Div VIIA Junior Juniors (Ages 6-12)

2) Class 12-10.18, 15 Any size. Snap-together construction. No limit on realistics. No studios allowed. Refer to NBS Blue Book 2019-2020, p.53 12-10.18. Anonymous donor ($5, 3, 2, 1). *

3) Class 23-10.2, 15 Any size. Linear shapes specialized to curved lines only or straight lines only on each button. Combinations of straight and curved lines not allowed. Modified shapes (ex. triangle with cut- off corners, etc.) and contours allowed. Label with name of shape (ex. round, hexagon, modified triangle, etc.). No realistics or studios allowed. Refer to NBS Blue Book 2019-2020, p. 66 23-10.2 for additional info. See also, NBS Bulletin Dec. 2009, pp. 238–241. Anonymous donor ($5, 3, 2, 1). *

Div VIIB Intermediate Juniors (Ages 13-17)

4) Class 12-10.18, 20 Any size. Snap-together construction. No limit on realistics. No studios allowed. Refer to NBS Blue Book 2019-2020, p.53 12-10.18. Anonymous donor ($5, 3, 2, 1). *

5) Class 23-10.2, 20 Any size. Linear shapes specialized to curved lines only or straight lines only on each button. Combinations of straight and curved lines not allowed. Modified shapes (ex. triangle with cut- off corners, etc.) and contours allowed. Label with name of shape (ex. round, hexagon, modified triangle, etc.). No realistics or studios allowed. Refer to NBS Blue Book 2019-2020, p. 66 23-10.2 for additional info. See also, NBS Bulletin Dec. 2009, pp. 238 – 241. Anonymous donor ($5, 3, 2, 1). *

Div IX

6) Class 17-0, 20 Any size. Animals assorted specialized to baby animals. People and other animals may be present. No limit on realistics. Mohawk Valley Button Club $15, 10, 5.

7) 17-0 thru 20-24, 25 Any size. Pictorials specialized to a single holiday. Choose “one” widely recognized holiday (ex. Valentine’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, etc.) and select buttons related to that holiday. Hearts, stars and snowflakes allowed (if they relate to your chosen holiday). Nancy Breslawski $5,3,2.

8) Class 17-4.1, 25 Any size. Arachnids specialized to spiders. Webs allowed. No limit on studios. Norma Brown ($5, 3, 2).

9) Class 17-4.1 + 4.3 + 4.3.1, 20 Any size. CLUB AWARD (See Note Below). Identifiable Mature Spiders and Insects. No balance needed between classes. No limit on realistics. Other animals, plants or humans may be present but the insect(s) should be the focus. Half Moon Button Club
($10, 5, 3).

10) Class 17-4.3 + 17-4.3.1, Various. Six (6) each of butterflies (moths allowed but no caterpillars or larvae), beetles (including scarabs) and bees plus seven (7) free choice. Art Baur ($10, 5, 3).

11) Class 18.4, 25 Any size. Containers specialized to those containing something. Label with name of the container and what it contains. Nancy Breslawski ($5, 3, 2).

12) Class 18-6.5, 25 Any size. Umbrellas (including parasols). No limit on realistics. People and animals allowed. Umbrella or parasol does not have to be the main focus of the button. Elaine Baur ($10, 5, 3).

13) Class 19-0, 20 Any size. Flowers assorted specialized to identifiable flowers and their meanings. Look for variety. Label with identity of the flower and its meaning. Genesee Country Button Club ($5, 3, 2).

14) Class 19-2, 24 Any size. Flowers assorted specialized to clear and colored glass. Try for a variety of colors and techniques. Karen Kammer ($10, 5, 3).

15) Class 19-2.3 + 19-2.4, 20 Any size. 10 Lilies of the Valley (which may bloom in May) + 10 Roses (which may bloom in June). B. Hesse ($10, 6, 4).

16) Class 19-6, 25 Any size. Leaves. Norma Brown ($5, 3, 2).

17) Class 20-6 + 20-19, 20 Any size. Cherubs + Religious specialized to angels. Wings must be present on both cherubs and angels. No cupids allowed. No balance required between the two classes. In memory of Ann Manuel. Buffalo Button Club ($5, 3, 2).

18) Class 23-10.3, 20 Any size. Realistics. Try for as many different materials as possible and a balance of all 4 pictorial sections. B. Hesse $10, 6, 4.

NYSBS Creative Awards

Junior Juniors (Ages 6 – 12)

19) Your creative idea for our show theme, “Hello Spring!” Use at least 5 buttons but no more than 30 buttons on a standard 9×12 card (portrait mode). Anonymous Donor ($5, 3, 2, 1). *
Intermediate Juniors (Ages 13 – 17)

20) Your creative idea for our show theme, “Hello Spring!” Use at least 5 buttons but no more than 30 buttons on a standard 9×12 card (portrait mode). Anonymous Donor ($5, 3, 2, 1). *
Senior (Age 18 and up)

21) Your creative idea for our show theme, “Hello Spring!” Use at least 5 buttons but no more than 30 buttons on a standard 9×12 card (portrait mode). NYSBS ($5, 3, 2).

NOTE: Club Awards – The members of a club contribute buttons for the competition tray which is submitted in the club’s name. The club submitting the competition tray must be a NYS Button Club recognized as such by the NYS Button Society. See page 42 of this bulletin or the NYS Button Society Website for the list of the current active clubs for the year in which the competition is scheduled. Non-NYS clubs may participate if the club is a member of the NYS Button Society.

*All Junior entrants receive a ribbon, a cash award and a button provided by an anonymous donor in honor of the all the hard work they put into their entries.

GUIDELINES FOR COMPETITION
Each entrant must be a member of the New York State Button Society. There is an entry fee of $.50 per tray for adult competitors and $.25 per tray for Junior competitors.

You will need to bring two completed copies of the Award Entry Form when you go to tray check-in. One form will be turned in with your tray(s), the second copy is your receipt. (The forms are inserted in this bulletin and also available at www.nystatebuttonsociety.org). These forms are the only record you have of your entries and are the link between the name of the entrant and the entrant number you will be assigned, and will be put on your tray(s), when you turn them in at the tray check-in.

You will also need a completed Tray Slip for each competition tray. Do not put your name or address on the Tray Slip or anywhere on the tray. Fold the Tray Slip on the fold line and attach the Tray Slip to the top/back of the tray on the upper right-hand corner of your entry with masking tape (transparent tapes may not stick well) so that the Tray Slip hangs down over the front upper right-hand corner of the tray. Be sure to put your Entrant # on the Tray Slip after it has been assigned at tray check-in. After the trays are judged, they will be displayed. At this time, you may attach your name, if you wish.

Please read the National Button Society Blue Book carefully when you are working on an award. Be sure to use the appropriate Blue Book for the year of the competition. Vital information is contained in the Blue Book that will help you understand how best to prepare your tray(s) for competition. The New York State Button Society Award and Judging Chairperson (see NYSBS Bulletin or website for contact info) is also available for assistance if you have any questions concerning a specific award or the general award and competition process.

Download the list: NYSBS Awards List 2020 – Final