The winner of this year's Sculpture for Clyde Student Sculpture exhibition is year 9 St Peter's Anglican College student Shai Cuthbert.
The student was awarded $200 for her sculpture "Wings" and also won a sculpture to the value of $1000 for the Broulee school.
The 45 student sculptures submitted for judging formed a Student Sculpture Walk in the shopfront windows of Batemans Bay CBD businesses from August 16 until September 1.
Maps and voting slips for a People's Choice award ($100) are available in participating shops.
Local sculptor Paul Dimmer judged the 45 student sculptures.
He enjoyed the flow and movement in "Wings".
"I was very impressed by the technical skills shown by so many of the student sculptors," he said.
"And to those who didn't win, I'd say don't give up. Keep working and practise, practise. Don't be afraid to try new materials. Failure helps with success."
The young sculptors set Mr Dimmer a difficult task.
"I've learnt a lot just by looking at their work," he said.
The Sculpture of Clyde committee was very grateful to the outstanding art teachers at 2018 winners, Batemans Bay High School, St Peter's Anglican College and Carroll College for their support and effort in bringing the Student Sculpture Event to fruition.
"We hope everyone will grab a map and do the walk through the CBD to see these wonderful sculptures and support our budding local artists," said organiser Frances Harmey.
The awards were sponsored by McDonalds Batemans Bay.
The main event, Sculpture for Clyde, opens at 5 Clyde Street, Batemans Bay, and Willinga Park, Bawley Point on August 24 - September 1.