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Vans sneaks design contest could win high schoolers $50,000 for their school

Posted Feb 10, 2011 by Cloe Cabrera

Updated Feb 17, 2011 at 02:18 PM

Vans, the original Southern California surf and skate brand, is launching its second annual Custom Culture program Friday (2/11) High school students across the country will have the opportunity to submit a Vans shoe designs for a chance at a $50,000 donation towards their high school art program and the chance to be one of five schools chosen to attend a final event gala and display their work in New York City this spring. 

High schoolers can craft designs for four pairs of Vans shoes for judging. An online gallery will exhibit the complete collection of submissions for the world to see. Entries from up to 20 schools per state will be accepted.

After the judging panel selects the top 50 submissions, Vans will open the voting to consumers online.

For official rules, program information, registration and submissions please visit:

Here’s an image of last year’s winning collection to get your creative juices flowing

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