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Caldwell’s Vallivue High makes Top 50 in Vans design competition

These Vans skate shoe designs by students at Vallivue High School in Nampa made it to the Top 50 for the shoe company’s national design competition that’s geared to help support school arts education programs.
These Vans skate shoe designs by students at Vallivue High School in Nampa made it to the Top 50 for the shoe company’s national design competition that’s geared to help support school arts education programs.

Vallivue High School in Caldwell is one of the 50 finalists for the seventh annual Vans Custom Culture competition to create shoe designs for the iconic skate shoe brand. The students designs were selected out of more than 2,400 submissions.

Vans launches online voting today for the national contest that is designed to give high school students a platform for creative expression and a way to support arts education and foster their school’s #RightToArt.

The initiative is a partnership among Americans for the Arts, Journeys, The Truth anti-smoking campaign, Laguna College of Art and Design, and Blick Art Materials.

You can vote for the Vallivue shoes and help them get into the top five and the competition for $50,000 that will benefit their school’s art programs, among other rewards.

Go to Vans.com/CustomCulture to see all of the designs and vote for your favorite school — that would be Vallivue. You can vote once per day.

If they make the Top Five, the Vallivue artists will head to Los Angeles in June for a final event featuring celebrity judges, including YouTube personality Maddi Bragg, restauranteurs and chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo and a surprise musical guest.

In 2013, Mountain View and Hagerman high schools made the Top 50.

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