Voting is now open to select the five top finalists in Vans’ 2011 Custom Culture program. The second annual contest allows high school students nationwide to design their own collection of Vans for the chance to win $50,000 towards their school’s art program, after which, the winning school’s designs will also be available in 2012 at the retail level.
Representatives from the top five school will later fly to New York in June to take part in the final exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. There, a judging panel of industry experts will deliberate and select the winning school. This year’s judges include Mister Cartoon, Jordan Buckley, Tony Alva, and fashion expert Nicole Young.