STUDIO CITY ( — High schools across California and the nation have a chance to compete in an art contest by Vans shoes.

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Project Manager Scott Byrer appeared on KCAL9 News on Saturday morning to discuss the Custom Culture program.

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The program, which was created in 2010, gives schools a chance to design shoes for a shot at winning $50,000 — the top prize.

Byrer says the program’s aim is to raise awareness of the importance of art in education and give teens a chance to express themselves.

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For more information on how to get involved, visit Vans online.