2021 Virtual Button Competition

Join Our Virtual Competition Adventure!

Hello Button Friends! We will be trying a new competition experiment for the virtual 2021 OSBS show. Review the list presented and note that most anyone could enter at least one of these awards. Be aware that awards 1 and 2 are written to the Medium-Large size. Refer to page 4 of the NBS 2019-2022 Blue Book for size requirements. Because judges will not be able take a button of questionable size and actually measure it from a photograph, please be sure to adhere to the balance rules. (No measles will be given for suspected incorrect size—you are on your honor!) Also, materials labeling is required for these virtual awards (but no measles given, for the same reason.)

Entry will be by photo or scan of your tray(s). Further details about the deadline and method for entry will be forthcoming. Judging criteria will be available on the OSBS website as usual.

We all have been in a “competition desert” due to show cancellations; this is a Covid-safe way to have fun with your buttons!

Peggy Lee Mathes, Chair of Judging and Classification

OSBS 2021 Virtual Awards List

  1. Div. IX Class 1-0 thru 15-5. Medium-Large. Materials assorted. No 18th century. Label materials. OSBS $20-12-8
  2. L. Div. IX Class 1-0 thru 15-5. Medium-Large. Materials assorted. Label materials No 18th century. Limited to those with less than five years competition experience. OSBS $20-12-8
  3. Div. IX Class 23-12. Matching pairs, unlisted. 12 pairs. Any size matching pairs comprised of two different NBS sizes. May be Medium-small, Medium-large, or Large-small. No balance required among sizes. Label Materials. OSBS $20-12-8
  4. Div. VI. 10 ANY. Ten of your favorite buttons, with a written explanation telling why each is a favorite. Joy Journeay. Button prize to each entrant.

Eugene Button Club

Contact: Sandie Olson (541) 988-9133
Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month at 11:30 am

Corvallis Button Club

Contact: Ilse Christensen (541) 753-3014

Meets 3rd Mondays of the month, at 11:30 am for lunch at the
Cascade Grill, 110 Opal St., Albany OR

South Coast Button Club

Contact: Anne Morgan

Meets on Saturday (dates vary) at the
Bandon Public Library
1204 11th St. SW Bandon, OR 97411 (541)-347-3221

National/Regional Associations and Societies

National Button Society

Membership in NBS is $35 per year and entitles you to 4 color educational bulletins per year and access to educational materials.  NBS hosts a button show and sales event in a different location annually.


Western Regional Button Association

WRBA provides educational material, available to the public:

Membership in WRBA is $25 per year and members receive 4 color educational bulletins per year and access to educational materials.  WRBA hosts a button show and sales event in Reno, NV, every two years.  WRBA was formed in 2003.