Middle Township High School Competing to Win $75,000 in Art Contest

COURT HOUSE - Vans has selected Middle Township High School as a semi-finalist in Vans' 10th annual Custom Culture art competition.

Middle Township High School is in the running for $75,000 and needs the community’s help in the public voting phase. Through May 3 at 5 p.m. PST, individuals can cast their vote for their favorite designs on customculture.vans.com. Votes will help determine the top five finalists who will move on and get a chance to win the grand prize of $75,000 towards their high school art program.

Among the 500 qualifying schools, Vans chose 50 schools based on design, craftsmanship and overall execution to continue to the next competition phase. Each school designed two pairs of Vans shoes around themes representing 'Local Flavor' and 'Off the Wall.' Each school also submitted an Impact Document to further explain how the monetary donation would benefit their school's art program and community.

Public vote is the time for schools to excite and involve their communities and help take them one step closer to winning the $75,000 grand prize. With support from partners including Journeys, Yoobi, Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD) and Americans for the Arts (AFTA), this year's winner will be surprised with a special event and a $75,000 check for the school's art program. The four runner-up schools will not leave empty handed as they will receive a limited-edition gift from Vans and a $10,000 donation to their art programs.