A 21-year-old from Rochester, N.Y., has earned the title "Play-Doh Artist of the Year" after creating a pair of timely political sculptures.
Ian Williams, who modeled 2012 presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney solely out of Play-Doh, received both an award and a $5,000 tuition stipend from Hasbro, Play-Doh's parent company.
Williams is a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, studying in its Sculpture and Ceramics Department.
“I’m passionate about sculpting and grew up playing with [Play-Doh] so I’m truly honored,” Williams said.
He'll work with Hasbro to create additional Play-Doh sculptures and images will be posted to Play-Doh's Facebook page.
According to a Hasbro press release, all the contest entries were judged on five criteria: realism, craftsmanship, creativity, presentation and incorporation of the Play-Doh brand personality.
Check out pictures of Williams' work below. (You can smell the Play-Doh by just looking at them, can't you?)
Obama & Romney Sculptures With Flag
Ian Williams With Check
Obama, Romney Face-To-Face
The real Obama and Romney will face off in their first presidential debate on Wednesday evening.
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