Vans hosted the top five final high schools on an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles for a week-long schedule of activities and celebration. The final event was held on June 7 at the H.D. Buttercup Loft in the downtown arts district. Influential judges including creative consultant and designer Jayne Min, pro-surfer Leila Hurst, pro-skater Lizzie Armanto, Vans Director of Footwear Color and Trend Rian Pozzebon, as well as special musical guest Daya, selected the winning custom shoe designs among the talented group of art students. Based on the voting criteria of Overall Creativity, Relevance to the Theme and Execution, Parker High School was deemed the 2017 winner. The event was live streamed on Facebook so families and fellow classmates across the country could join in on the celebration.