Artist Ian Williams' Obama, Romney Play-Doh Creations Win Award (PHOTOS)

10/02/2012 06:21 pm ET
  • Craig Kanalley Senior Editor, Big News & Live Events, The Huffington Post

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 Play-Doh

The real Obama and Romney will face off in their first presidential debate on Wednesday evening.

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