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St. Gregory art students vie for grand prize in shoe design contest

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Four custom designs from students in Vans Custom Contest (Source: St. Gregory College Preparatory School) Four custom designs from students in Vans Custom Contest (Source: St. Gregory College Preparatory School)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucson high school students vying for big prize money for sneaker design.

St. Gregory College Preparatory School's art students are participating in the Vans Custom Culture contest, according to a release from the school. 

They are the only Arizona school entered into the contest, and they are looking for a little help from the community.  According to the release the winners are chosen via online public voting. 

Check out their awesome designs and then cast your vote here www.vans.com/customculture, voting is open until May 11.

St. Gregory's is a finalist in the competition, and if they win the $50,000 prize will go to helping the school's art department. 

According to Virginia Encila, an art teacher at St. Gregory's the students were given four pairs of blank Vans shoes to be customized in four themes - art, music, action sports and local flavor. 

The top five finalists will be flown to New York City, in June, where the winner will be announced.  The grand prize is $50,000, with the other four schools also receiving cash prizes for their art program. 

The winner's shoes will be produced and sold in Vans' retail stores.

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