Teaming up with American for the Arts, Journeys and Truth, Vans Custom Culture 2013 awarded schools nationwide for their efforts in preserving the arts by customizing kicks. Lakeridge High School took the top prize for their custom Vans creations, receiving the winning votes from a celebrity panel and thus $50,000 to their school’s art program. $20,000 was also donated by Vans and AFTA to ten schools across country to advance their art education programs. Middletown High School picked up $10,000 from Journeys for the ‘Local Attitude’ award, designing custom Vans that best represented local flavor. Lastly, Truth awarded Mountain View High School for a skateboard deck design. Check out some of the winning schools and designs below. Stay tuned for updates on 2014’s Vans Custom Culture contest to see your school win.
Photos by Sam Desantis