Vans Custom Culture contest

Vans Custom Culture contest

The Sixth annual Vans Custom Culture contest could win the school’s art program $50,000 if an NCHS student is selected as the first place winner. The contest winner also has the chance for their design to be sold in Vans stores. Vans is partnered with four companies that each have a different mini-contest that can award schools between $10,000 to $50,000.

The top fifty contest finalists will be selected by the Vans corporation and broken into five regions. Ten finalists in each region will be announced on the Vans website and a public vote between April 24th through May 1 with narrow the contest down to five finalists.

Of the five finalist, four runners up will win $4,000 towards their school’s art program. Each school that enters has a choice to design a shoe that is customized around the themes of Art, Music, Sports, and Local Flavor. The school also is able to choose from from different styles of vans to create their design on.

Mrs. Jennifer Kelly, art teacher, encouraged her students in Advanced Studio Art to compete in this contest.

Alyse Lanier (12), contest participant,  said she decided to enter in the contest because the Art programs budget has already been cut enough and is still being cut. The Vans Custom Culture contest has awarded over $400,000 to high schools in the past with 5,082 high schools competing in the contest.

With each Advanced Studio Art student creating a shoe design for the Vans contest, Mrs.Kelly had the class vote and discuss which design should be submitted to the contest to represent NCHS.

To read more information about the contest or to vote check out the contest website.