Location: Binghamton, NY

Date April 28-30, 2023

Theme “Through the Looking Glass”

Advance Hotel Reservation Rate $115/night.

The theme for the 2024 “Ease on Down the Button Road.” 


2023 Preliminary Awards List

Div I

Class 6-0, Small.  Black glass assorted. Label and mount in class order. In Honor of Vicki Condie MacTavish. Jennifer Read $5, 3, 2.

Class 7-7.7, 25 Any.  Glass specialized to Lacy/lacy-like. In Honor of Shirley Clark. Vicki Condie MacTavish, $5, 3, 2.

Class 23-12, 20 Any size.  Specialized to cut steel embellishment on any material.  Each button must have at least two (2) different shapes of cut steels.  Other material embellishments allowed but not required.  Mohawk Valley Button Club  $10, 5, 3.

Div VII-A Jr Jrs (Ages 6-12)

Class 7-3, 12 Any Size.  Colored glass specialized to red, pink, yellow, blue, orange, purple and green. All hues, shades and tints of these colors allowed.  See NBS 2023 Blue Book definition of Color on p75. Linda Hickey  $10, 5, 3.

Class 17-5.1 + 5.4,  12 Any Size.  Six Cats (domestic) and 6 Dogs (domestic).   Linda Hickey, $10, 5, 3.

Div VII-B Intermed Jrs (Ages 13 – 17)

Class 7-3, 20 Any Size.  Colored glass specialized to red, pink, yellow, blue, orange, purple and green. All hues, shades and tints of these colors allowed.  See NBS 2023 Blue Book definition of Color on p75. Linda Hickey  $10, 5, 3.

Class 17-5.1 + 5.4,  20 Any Size.  Ten Cats (domestic) and 10 Dogs (domestic).   Linda Hickey  $10, 5, 3.

Div IX

Class 2-0, 25 Any Size.  Ceramic assorted. In Honor of Jennifer Read. Ella Read $5, 3, 2.

Class 7-0, 25 Any Size.  Clear and Colored Glass Assorted.  Label and mount in class order.  In Honor of Deborah Hendrickson for all that she has done as President during the pandemic.  Beverly Hesse

$10, 6, 4.

Class 7-6.3.1, 25 Any Size.  Glass specialized to Bimini/Bimini-like.  May include Fritz Lampl and/or Lucie Rie.  No balance necessary.  Vickie Condie MacTavish, $5,3,2.

Class 10-13.5, 20 Any Size.  Metal specialized to Twinkles.   Sherry Roach, $10, 5, 3.

Class 11-7.2.1, 42 Small.  Shell specialized to those with cut steel embellishments.   In Honor of Millicent Safro.  Anonymous  $10, 6, 4.

Class 12-2.2, 25 Any Size.  Acrylic resin (Lucite, Plexiglas, etc.).  Beverly Hesse, $10, 6, 4.

Class 16-1, 25 Any Size.  Materials assorted specialized to sew-thrus.  Label and mount in class order. Vicki Condie MacTavish, $5,3,2.

Class 16-5, Diminutive (Sec. 1 through 15, except 3).  Best assortment with at least 2 and not over 10 classes included from each section.  Label and mount in class order. President’s Award.  Beverly Hesse, $10, 6, 4.

Class 17-5.7, 25 Any Size. Rabbits (for the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland).  No limit on realistics. Beverly Hesse, $10, 6, 4.

Class 18-0 + 20-1, 25 Any Size.  CLUB AWARD (See Note Below). Things that you look through or search through.  No limit on realistics. Label what you are looking through or searching through. Finger Lakes Button Club, $10, 6, 4.

Class 19-3.1.1, 20 Any Size.  Strawberries. Norma Brown, $10, 6, 4.

Class 22-1.7, 20 Any Size.  Turned Designs.  5– turn-again, 5 – turn-around, 5 – turn-over and 5 free choice.   Entire surface design, including border, must conform to the specific turn’s requirements. Label by type of turn. In Honor of Deborah Hendrickson, Past NYSBS President, for the 3 crazy, turned around years of her Presidency. Cindy Clauss, $10, 6, 4.

 

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 the back cover of the January edition of the NYS Button Society 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.