Sandy HS art students vie for $50K prize from Vans

Online voting continues through May 10

Sandy High School students were the regional winners in an art contest sponsored by Vans Shoes, May 2017 (Courtesy)
Sandy High School students were the regional winners in an art contest sponsored by Vans Shoes, May 2017 (Courtesy)

SANDY, Ore. (KOIN) — Art students at Sandy High School are among the regional finalists in a contest sponsored by Vans Shoes that will present the overall winning school with $50,000.

Voting in Vans Shoes competition
About the Vans culture competition

The 8th annual Vans Custom Culture art competition began in January. Students in Dan Shanklin’s art class at Sandy High School entered the contest and set out to design different artwork for different Vans shoes. The national competition recognized 5 regional finalists, and Sandy High School is a finalist from this region.

The region includes Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa.

Online voting for the overall winner continues through Wednesday, May 10. Schools will get a chance to go to LA and present their design and the winning school will get the money for its art program.