Pinellas high school students paint Vans shoes, are awesome, etc.
Tampa Bay - almost 5 years
When I was in school art class, the only things I could conjure up were construction paper greeting cards and pieces of pottery full of thumbprints. It seems the kiddos have stepped it up these days.
Some super-artistic students from St. Petersburg, Largo and Osceloa Fundamental high schools competed in the Vans Custom Culture art contest, designed to spotlight the importance of art programs in schools. Vans sent shoes in four styles (106, Sk8-Hi, Slip On, and Authentic) to the first 1,000 schools in the country to enter, and students designed custom works in four themes -- action sports, music, art and local flavor.
Vans whittled down the entries to a top 50, and it looks like our neighborhood schools did not make it (BOOOO). But if you want to go online and vote for the ones who did, do it here. The top five finalists will fly to Los Angeles for an art showcase with celebrity judges who will determine the winner of $50,000 for their school art program.
Now onto the fun stuff.
Tampa Bay article