2018 OSBS Preliminary Awards

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2018 Preliminary Awards List

  1. President’s Award: IX Class 20-18. 25 Any. People, specialized to buttons having two or more people on one button. (Bryan Gilbert) OSBS $10-7-3
  1. Past President’s Award: I Class 7-7. Small. Molded/cut surface designs assorted. 6 each of 7-7.1, 7-7.2, 7-7.3, 7-7.4, 7-7.7, 7-7.9. For the 7th group of 6, try to fill out with the rest of the molded/cut surface designs. Each type will get points, but you will not be penalized for duplicates. (Deb Chrowl) OSBS $10-7-3
  1. Departed Members’ Memorial Award: IX, Class 7-2. 30 Any. Clear/Colorless Glass, specialized to both shiny/matte on every button. OSBS $10-7-3

Division I

  1. I Class 1-0. 30 Any. Celluloid Assorted. Best assortment of Victorian and any pre-1918 celluloid buttons. Diane Ford $7-5-3
  1. I Class 11-0. Small. Shell Assorted. Ada Squires $5-3-2 
  1. Div.I Class 15-2. Small. Composition, specialized to Pictorials. No balance required among the pictorial sections. Limited to those who have not won a blue ribbon for this type award. Peggy Mathes $5-3-2 
  1. I Class 23-12. Medium. Specific types unlisted, specialized to Drums. Assorted materials mounted in metal with straight sides measuring at least 3/16” high. Refer to page 75 of the 2017-2018 NBS Blue Book. Judy Schwenk $5-3-2

Division III

  1. Div.III. Class 1-0 through 15-5. 25 any. Materials assorted specialized rabbits/hares/bunnies. Limit of 5 studio buttons. Per the 2017-2018 NBS Blue Book page 9, “identifying studios and/or labeling of makers is strongly encouraged.” No limit on realistics. Limited to those who have not previously entered this type award. Julie Reifel $5-3-2
  1. III Class 6-0. Mixed. Black Glass Assorted. Must label and mount in class order. Anne Morgan $5-3-2
  1. III Class 17-0 through 20-24. 25 Any. Pictorials assorted specialized to Metals with Cold Plastic Enamel decorative finish. Any amount of CPE allowed as long as CPE is obvious. No balance required between classes, but must represent all four. (Caution: Do not use metalized plastics!) Roxane Russell in honor of Ilse Christensen. $10-7-3.
  1. Div.III. Class 21-7. Various. Pictorials Summary. Best assortment with at least 4 and not over 8 classes included from each section (17-20). Buttons shall be labeled with class numbers and mounted in numerical order. Button choices within each section should try for broadest possible representation of the whole number classes. Listed and unlisted objects (Sec. 18) receive equal credit. Also, try for an assortment of materials and techniques.  Limit of 5 Studio buttons. No limit on realistics. No Division II. Limited to those who have not previously entered a 21-7 award. Julie Reifel $5-3-2
  1. III Class 22-1. Mixed. Patterns Assorted, specialized to Black Glass with Silver Luster. Must label pattern type verbally. Refer to page 57 of the 2017-2018 NBS Blue Book. Also refer to NBS Bulletins May and July 2009. CBC $7-5-3

JUNIOR DIVISIONS

VII-A AGES 6-12   VII-B AGES 13-17

  1. VII A Class 1-0 through 15-5. 20 Any. Materials assorted, specialized to Bears, including both mammals and toy bears (including teddy bears.) Cartoon, comic, commercial and storybook characters allowed. No people allowed. No balance necessary (but must have at least one toy and one animal.) Beth Robin $5-3-2
  1. VII A Class 17-5. 20 Any. Mammals assorted, specialized to Cows. Bulls and calves allowed. Beth Robin $5-3-2
  1. VII A and DIV.VII B. Class 1-0 through 15-5. 20 Any. Assorted materials specialized to anything Disney related. Represent as many Disney characters as possible. No limit on realistics. PBC $ 10-6-4
  1. VII B Class 19-3.1.1. 20 Any. Strawberries. Other fruits may be present, but the strawberries must be obvious. Beth Robin $5-3-2

Division IX

  1. L. Div.IX Class 1-0 through 15-5. 25 Any. Materials Assorted specialized to buttons starting with the letters A-Z. May substitute two difficult latters with duplicated letters of one’s choice. Any material, technique, or brand name representing an alphabet letter is O.K. as long as it is alphabetized in BUTTON MATERIALS A-Z: IDENTIFICATION GUIDE by Jocelyn Howells. Limited to those who have not received a Blue Ribbon in this or similar award. OCBC $7-5-3
  1. IX Class 1-0 through 15-5. 25 Any. Materials Assorted specialized to anything Disney related. No limit on realistics. PBC $ 10-6-4
  1. IX Class 1-0 through 15-5. 25 Any. Materials Assorted specialized to buttons that represent anything related to France. Labeling representation advised to help judges. PBC in memorial to Edouard Pecourt $10-6-4
  1. IX Class 1-0 through 15-5. 25 Any. Materials Assorted specialized to “all things Gardening”. Try for a variety of button materials and gardening related subject matter. Equal emphasis on materials and subject matter. Label materials and BM (if present.) No limit on realistics or studios. Joan Andersen-Wells $5-3-2
  1. IX Class 1-0 through 15-5. 25 Any. Materials Assorted specialized to anything related to Sewing. Try for a variety of button materials and sewing related subject matter. Equal emphasis on materials and subject matter. Label materials and BM (if present.)  No limit on realistics or studios. Joan Andersen-Wells $5-3-2
  1. IX Class 1-0 through 15-5. 25 Any. Materials Assorted specialized to Clocks and/or Timepieces. Try for a variety of button materials and timepiece related subject matter. Other subject matter allowed as long as a timepiece is evident. Equal emphasis on materials and subject matter. Label materials and BM (if present.)  No limit on realistics or studios. Joan Andersen-Wells $5-3-2
  1. IX Class 1-0 through 15-5. 25 Any. Materials Assorted specialized to Toys. Button may include humans or animals, as long as the toy(s) is obvious. Up to 12 may be realistics. Limit of 5 studios buttons. Ilse Christensen $7-5-3
  1. Div.IX Class 6-0. Small. Black Glass Assorted. Must label and mount in class order. Limited to those who have not won a Blue Ribbon for this type award. Peggy Mathes $5-3-2
  1. IX Class 6-8 and 7-9. Medium. Black Glass and Clear & Colored Glass specialized to Realistic Shapes. No balance required, but must have at least one black glass and one CC glass button. OCBC $7-5-3
  1. Div.IX Class 10-0. 20 Any. Metals Assorted. Limited to beginning collectors with less than 5 years competing in any category. SCBC $10-5-3
  1. IX Class 14-0. 25 Any. Wood assorted. Try to represent classes as completely as possible. Limit of 5 studios. PBC $10-6-4
  1. IX Class 15-5. 25 Any. Other Materials unlisted, Specialized to ORGANIC natural Materials. Examples include, but not limited to: bamboo, cork, coconut shell, fruit pits, seeds, pods, pine needles, gourds, etc. Caution-no wood or VI as these have their own classes. May have OME and/or DF. Diane Ford $7-5-3
  1. IX Class 16-5. Diminutive (56 buttons.) Materials Summary. Best assortment with at least 2 and not over 10 classes included from each section. Must label by class number and mount in class order. (Try to avoid overloading of materials from the same class or section at the expense of another.) Limit of 2 studio buttons. Per sponsor, will allow three extra points if labeling includes the words associated with the class number. Caution! Each button will have only one class number assigned. If the button can represent more than one class (which is not represented on a different button), label extra representation verbally only. Gayle Wood $12-8-5
  1. Div.IX Class 16-6. Various. Materials Summary. Best assortment with at least 1 and not over 6 classed included from each section. Must label and mount in class number. Limited to people who have never competed in this category. Kathy Paterson $5-3-2
  1. IX Class 17-0 through 20-24. Small. Pictorial Assortment specialized to Lustered Black Glass. May have any amount or any color of luster. Other DF allowed. Ada Squires $5-3-2
  1. IX Class 17-0 and 17-2.4. 25 Any. “Ducks versus Beavers.” At least 10 duck buttons and 10 Beaver buttons. Last 5 reserved for your favorite team of the two. Susan Kent $5-3-2
  1. IX Class 17-2. Medium-Large. Birds assorted, specialized to Penguins. No limit on realistics. Bryan Gilbert $5-3-2
  1. IX Class 17-3 and 20-18. 25 Any. Fish and any Person Fishing or Pictured with Fish. Mythology subjects O.K. Balance of subjects not required. No seahorses. No limit on realistics. Anne Morgan in Memory of John Chafin -“my Dearest Friend and Sweetheart as well as a Consummate Sport Fisherman.” $5-3-2
  1. IX Class 17-5. 25 Any. Mammals assorted, specialized to Cows and Bulls. No balance necessary. Calves allowed. Bryan Gilbert $5-3-2
  1. IX Class 17-5.3. 25 Any. Deer Family, specialized to Deer and Elk only. 5 standing full form, 5 under attack or hunted by other animals or man, 5 head only (may have other objects, 5 in motion, 5 with combined features. Katherine Todd $10-6-4
  1. IX Class 18-1. Anchors. 25 Any. May include uniform buttons, but not limited to military representations. Katherine Todd $5-3-2
  1. IX Class 18-5 and 18-6.3. 25 Any. Human bare feet, and human footwear. No balance necessary (but must represent both classes.) EBC $7-5-3
  1. IX Class 18-12. 25 Any. Objects Unlisted specialized to Ribbons and Bows. Other objects allowed. No humans allowed. 3 points for multiple looped bow. Jan Stutts $8-5-2
  1. Div.IX Class 19-2. 25 Any. Flowers Assorted. Limited to beginning competitors of 5 years or less. Diana Black $5-3-2
  1. IX Class 19-2 and 20-1. 25 Any. Flowers, specialized to Tulips, and Scenes/Architectural structures specialized to Windmills. Must have 10 with Tulips, and 10 with windmills. Other flowers allowed as long as Tulips are obvious. Last 5 buttons free choice of either class. EBC $7-5-3
  1. IX Class 19-2.3. Various. Lilies of the Valley. Bryan Gilbert $5-3-2
  1. IX Class 19-2.4. 25 Any. Roses. Assorted materials and variety of roses of equal value. Rose(s) must be the focus on the button. Small insects, birds and containers are acceptable. (See page 55 of the 2017-2018 NBS Blue Book ) May include other flowers, as long as roses prominent. No human/animal figures. NO limit on realistics or studios. OCBC $7-5-3
  1. IX Class 20-1. 25 Any. Architectural Structures and/or Scenes. Uniform buttons allowed. Judy Schwenk $5-3-2
  1. IX Class 20-7. 25 Any. Fabulous Creatures, specialized to Mermaids and/or mermen allowed. Sandie Olson $5-3-2
  1. IX Class 20-15. Large. Mythological, specialized to Roman/Greek Gods and Goddesses. Metal buttons only. Label by Greek/Roman name. Susan Kent $5-3-2
  1. IX Class 20-23. 25 Any. Women, specialized to women doing sports and/or other activities. Children allowed as long as adult female(s) present. Must include at least 10 sports. CBC 7-5-3
  1. IX Class 21-8. Mixed. Pictorials Summary specialized to Red Glass. Best assortment with at least 6 and not over 11 classes included from each section. Must label and mount in class order. All shades of red O.K. Anne Morgan $5-3-2
  1. IX Class 23-12. 30 Any (15 pairs.) Specific types unlisted, specialized to “Mother Daughter Pairs.” May be any size, as long as the two paired buttons are a different size. May be M-S, M-L, L-S, or of the same NBS size (for example, two mediums, but of different size.) Virginia Johnson $7-5-3
  1. IX Class 23-12. 25 Any. Specific types unlisted specialized to ORGANIC natural Materials. Examples include, but not limited to: bamboo, cork, coconut shell, fruit pits, seeds, pods, pine needles, gourds, wicker, raffia, etc. VI allowed if showing outer bark. Wood must be woven, or show outer bark. May have OME and/or DF. Diane Ford $7-5-3
  1. Div.IX Class 25-6.1.2. Mixed. Pictorial Overall Wobble shanked buttons. May include verbal/numerical as long as pictorial elements present. Limited to those who haven’t won a blue ribbon in this category. Sandie Olson $5-3-2

  1. Creative Mountings. Must have at least one button present. OSBS $15-10-5. (A person may enter more than one tray. Each tray must be assigned a different random number at check-in.)
  1. Junior Creative Mountings. Must have at least one button present. OSBS $3-2-1 (A person may enter more than one tray. Each tray must be assigned a different random number at check-in.)
  1. OSBS Educational Award OSBS $15-10-5 (Only one entry per person. Limit of up to 3 trays with the educational subject.)
  1. Div.VI Non-competitive. Refer to page 3 of the NBS Spiral 2017-2018 Blue Book. Limit of three tray entries per person. (OSBS allows entries as space available on the racks after all other entries are hung.)