Welcome back! I hope you all had a good break. There are a lot of updates, but the first one I have to make is thanks to Griffin Edwards, as he is the one who brought it to my attention yesterday.
Here is the main website for the Vans Custom Culture contest.
Basically what happens is that the first 1000 high schools that sign up for the contest will be sent four pairs of white vans shoes to design/paint/etc.
Then we'll have to upload photos of the shoes and they will go through a global judging contest.
You can read more about that here.
Pictures of past shoes can be seen here.
As usual, some are good and some...not so much.
I do have some templates that I printed out and will make copies of for people to begin brainstorming designs with. You can also download your own templates right from their sight under the tab...wait for it ..."shoe templates". Ingenious!
I don't think I'm going to make this a requirement, but I will definitely let the designs stand in for some study drawing work.
Also, the design will be a study drawing, and the execution...once we figure out who will be doing that part...will be at least one study drawing, too.
You can work in teams or individually for this as far as I'm concerned...unless it states otherwise in the rules and regulations - which I have not read all of yet.
Just for more motivation, the top five finalists will be flown to LA for a ceremony, the top finalist will receive $50k for their school's art program, and the 4 runner up shoes will receive $4k for their art program.
I'm just sayin' that I think this is pretty awesome, and, uh, Europe fundraising anyone???
That is all.