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?)

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  • Obama & Romney Sculptures With Flag

  • Romney In-Process

  • Finished Romney

  • Finished Obama

  • 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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