Justin Bieber, Conan O’Brien, Lauren Conrad, Get Their Kicks In Support of Vans Custom Culture


Vans has partnered up with Emma Roberts and kicks off the fourth annual nationwide Custom Culture Contest with more than $100,000 given to support arts in high schools in 2013.

With celebrity influencers like Just Bieber, Conan O’brien and Lauren Conrad lending their support, you know people will be listening!

So here’s the deal, Vans is sounding the call for hundreds of high schools across the country to take part in the 4th edition of Vans Custom Culture, a nationwide art contest. Schools can now register for the chance to compete for a $50,000 award to their art program and the opportunity to travel to New York City to exhibit their Vans shoes at the final art showcase.


Vans Custom Culture inspires creativity among students through art and design, aiming to shed light on diminishing school art budgets. Vans Custom Culture has reached tens of thousands of students, and awarded more than $175,000 to support high school art programs.

In 2013, Vans will donate $50,000 to the winning school and launch a new partnership with Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education. Additionally, returning national retail partner Journeys will award a $10,000 ‘Local Attitude’ award presented to the school that creates the most compelling ‘Local Flavor’ design.

Additionally, Vans Custom Culture is pleased to announce that actress Emma Roberts will serve as the face of the program as the Vans Custom Culture Celebrity Ambassador. “As a huge Vans fan I am so excited to work with Vans Custom Culture on this great initiative,” said Roberts. “Not only does it help to inspire high school students across the U.S. to embrace their creativity, but it also raises awareness for the importance of art in high schools all over the country.”

Celebs influencers designing a pair of Vans include: Conan O’Brien, Lily Rabe, Josie Maran, Lauren Conrad, Whitney Port, Jamie chung and many others.

From January 2 through February 11, 2013, U.S. based high school art programs can register for the 2013 competition on the Vans Custom Culture website. For more details, visit http://www.vans.com/customculture.

The FULL LIST of celebrity supports for Vans Custom Culture is below:

Abby Eden News Anchor/Montana
Adam Shankman Producer/Director/Choreographer
Alison Bologna News Anchor/ Rhode Island
Anna Sheffield Jewelry Designer/Bing Bang
Annalynne McCord Actress
Barbara Corcoran Contributor/Today Show
Bishme Cromartie Fashion Designer
Bonnie McKee Song Writer
Bridget Blythe News Anchor/New Hampshire
Bryan Greenberg Actor
Conan O’Brien TV Host/Conan
Daisy McClellan Designer/Lanyapi
Dane, Pat and Tanner Gudauskas Athletes
Dane Reynolds Athlete
Dennis McNett Founder/WolfBat
Diana Garcia Actress/Model
Doub Hanshaw Creative Director/Free People
Emily Greener Co­Founder/I Am That Girl
Erica Damask Blogger/P.S. I Made This
Eva Chen Special Events Director/Teen Vogue
Hayley Williams Musician
Helena and Kaya Stuart Designers/Only Hearts
Jamal Otolorin Animator
Jamie Chung Actress
Jamie Randall Designer/Loeffler Randall
Jason Kennedy Reporter/E! News
Jay Howell Artist
Jennifer Haugh Editor/ Kansas! Magazine
Joah Spearman Co-founder/The Neighborhood
Johnny Wujek Stylist
Jordan Buckley Musician
Justin Bieber Musician
Justin Chung Artist
Kenan Bell Musician
Lauren Conrad & Maura McManus Designer & COO/Paper Crown
Leila Hurst Athlete
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Musician/Producer
Maria Sansone Anchor/Good Day Los Angeles
Maria Menounos Host/Extra
Maritsa Georgiou News Anchor/Montana
Marti Horowitz Designer/ Marti
Michael Hsiung Artist
Monica Chiang Designer
Morgan Spurlock Filmmaker
Neelo Noory Market Editor/Who What Wear
Nicky Hilton Socialite / Designer
Nikki Bowman Editor/West Virginia Living Magazine
Odd Future Recording Artists
Passion Pit Musicians
Samantha Lim Chief/Fashion Indie Designer
Steve Caballero Skateboarder
Tay Jardine Musician
Timo Weilland and Alan Eckstein Fashion Designers
Ty Pennington Host/Extreme Home Makeover
Vail Effron “Charlavail” Artist
Vanessa Hudgens Actress
Whitney Port Designer/Whitney Eve
Yael Aflalo Founder/The Reformation

Now THAT is some big time support! AWESOME!

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