October 24, 2020
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South Dakota High School Wins $50K in Vans Custom Culture Contest With Locally-Inspired Designs

Art students from Parker High School in Parker, S.D., were announced as the grand prize winners of the 2017 Vans Custom Culture contest on Wednesday in Los Angeles.
Triumphing over the 3,000 entrants, the teens submitted their classroom-customized kicks for the 8th annual contest and won $50,000 toward the school’s arts education program — and bragging rights.
Customized shoe styles by Parker High School, grand prize winner of the 2017 Vans Custom Culture contest.
“Vans is proud to be a driving force for students to express their creativity through art and design,” said Doug Palladini, Vans Global Brand President. “We’re honored that Vans Custom Culture has become a foundational platform of our brand that enables high school students to become the next generation of creative individuals.”
The Parker High School students presented a collection of sneakers customized from classic Vans silhouettes. Some of the inspiration in the designs reflect their community — including a rustic lace-up boot, roller skates, and a pair of slip-ons emblazoned with a portrait of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
Customized shoe styles by Parker High School, grand prize winner of the 2017 Vans Custom Culture contest.
Among the other honorees, Journeys awarded Friendswood High School, of Friendswood, Texas, with $15,000 for its art program.
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