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CREATIVE  CHALLENGES

PAY ENTRY FEES AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

In 2022, NBS debuted the Creative Challenges.  The tradition  continues!  Ready?  Set? Go!  You have from NOW until August to choose, create and enter any or all of the Challenges.  

Everyone can participate: ONLINE or AT THE CONVENTION! 

JUNIORS compete FREE against other juniors in all categories

All entries require only 5 buttons minimum, & IMAGINATION!

No limit on the number of entries per Challenge per person.

Each entry requires a small entry fee. 

Download the PDF Challenge descriptions here or from the individual Challenge pages by clicking the menu at left.

All entries should be submitted by August

1.  On site on Monday at the 2023 NBS convention OR

2.  Online via an email by August 1 for digital competition send to creative@nationalbuttonsociety.org 

Ribbons and prizes will be awarded for each Challenge. PLUS People’s-Choice Awards for online and on site.

Entries will be shared on the NBS Creative website pages.

Questions? Email us at creative@nationalbuttonsociety.org 


All of the creative MOUNTINGS are on 9”x12” mat board, and must be 9” WIDE X 12” TALL if entered at the convention. Those entered ONLINE may be EITHER vertical or horizontal in composition.

#1  Pre-Selected Background  image provided digitally to you from NBS ................ $3

#2  The Show Theme  create a mounting on this year's show them ........................ $3

#3  The KIT – Odd items to inspire you, shipping the kit, and entry fee ................ $10

#4  The Quilt Block –  represent a quilt design or technique .................................... $3

#5  Name Badge – Holder & Lanyard    a) use your own .......................................... $3

            b) Purchase a lanyard from NBS with shipping .............................................. $9

#6  Button Jewelry ....................................................................................................... $3

#7  Accessory – (belt, hat, shoes, tiara!, purse, etc.)   .............................................. $3

#8  Clothing................................................................................................................... $3

#9  Button Focus Mounting –  9”x12” Mounting focused on BUTTONS .................. $3

#10  Commemorative mounting, remembering a person, event, place ................ $3

#11  Free Choice – create a 9”x12” mounting totally of your choice....................... $3

#12  3-D Three-Dimensional from a 9”x12” mounting.............................................. $3

#13  Free-Standing Creation – Decorated with or built of buttons .......................... $3

#14  Everything Else?  Did you think of something outside these ideas?................ $3

2022 CREATIVE CHALLENGE WINNERS

CLICK HERE to see ALL the entries and winners from last year!  



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