Big Bear, CA , April 25, 2012, 8:00am – The Big Bear High School Art Program is competing in The Van’s Custom Culture shoe design contest for high school art students. The grand prize winner will get $50,000 and each runner up will get $4,000 for their school’s art program. The Big Bear High School Art program made it to the top 50 semi-finalists out of a thousand high schools in the nation, and now they need online votes to make the top 5 and a chance to win up to $50,000 for the Art Program. National shoe retailer Journeys has teamed up with Custom Culture this year to choose their favorite Local Flavor themed pair of shoes and award a separate $5,000 prize to that school along with $1,000 to each of the four runners up. With the current California budget crisis this is a great opportunity for students in the Bear Valley Unified School District. Voting ends May 3, and you can only vote once from an IP Address, so vote online at home, at work, and through your cell phone. Visit and cast your vote for your favorite shoes designed by Big Bear High School students. Your votes will decide which five schools will travel to Los Angeles for the exclusive final event at the Long Beach Museum of Art in May.




These are shoes designed by Big Bear High School students, look for them in the California Region when voting.

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