Help Kentucky art students put their best feet forward
Several JCPS students are near the final stretch in a national competition, and you can help them move closer to the finish line.
For the third year in a row, Eastern High students are semifinalists in the national Vans Custom Culture Contest, a competition that requires students to customize four pairs of sneakers. Each must represent one of four themes—action sports, music, art, or local flavor. (The shoes shown above reflect the music theme.)
The competition is now accepting votes from the public to determine which students from each of five regions will receive a trip to Los Angeles for the final judging, which will include surprise celebrity judges. The winning students will receive $50,000 for their school’s art program. The four other student groups will each receive $4,000.
“We’ve been a national runner up for the past two years, and I’m hoping that the third time is the charm,” says Eastern art teacher Trish Hamilton-Cooper.
Visit http://www.vans.com/customculture/vote/4/ to see all of Eastern’s designs and place your vote. You do not have to register with the site, and the contest allows one vote per IP address, which means you can vote on each of your Internet-connected devices (desktop computer, laptop, phone, and/or tablet). Voting ends on Thurs., May 3rd