Vans Custom Culture design and art competition

groupPhoto courtesy Clint Shaw

Pagosa Springs High School is among 50 semifinalists for the Vans Custom Culture design and art competition. More than 2,000 schools entered the competition, designing four shoes based on action sports, music, art and local flavor. Now it is up to the public to decide which of the 50 semifinalists will go to New York City, as a top-five finalist, to compete for $50,000 for their school’s art department. You can go online to vote now through May 12 by visiting 

Shoes top row, left to right, “Local Flavor” designed by Chase Patane and “Action Sports,” designed by Devon Jurcak. Bottom row, left to right, “Music,” designed by Maria Campuzano and “Art,” designed by Teeka Murphy.

This story was posted on May 9, 2014.