Snapshot Scholar Features Student Judges from Local San Francisco Art Schools

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Snapshot Scholar ends with Top 20 Finalists from University of California--Berkeley and Stanford University - Judging panel features two students from San Francisco Bay Area art schools - Winner will receive grand prize of a $5,000 scholarship plus a $2,000 department scholarship

Hot Shot Media is excited to announce the judging panel in the Snapshot Scholar Photo Contest.

A five-member panel will judge Snapshot Scholar. Three of the judges are professionals from the technology industry who have a passion for photographs. Two of the judges are students from local art schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. Louie Greaves, a Masters of Fine Arts student, represents the Academy of Art University. Clay Brown, a Bachelor of Science in Media Art & Animation student, represents the Art Institute of California—San Francisco.

The five-week contest on Snapshot Scholar allowed students and alumni from Stanford University and the University of the California—Berkeley to submit their best photos and vote on others’ photos. Each week, the photos with the most votes moved onto the next round. At the end of the fifth round, the top twenty photos will be presented to the judges who will decide the winner. The winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship and a $2,000 endowment for their University.

Academy of Art University is a top art school with classes online & in San Francisco, guiding students to professional futures in art & design. Academy of Art University is located at 79 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. For more information, visit

The Art Institute of California - San Francisco is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 45 education institutions located throughout North America and an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. The Art Institute of California - San Francisco is located at 1170 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. For more information, visit

About Hot Shot Media

Hot Shot Media is the developer of a novel, photo-driven, social networking and gaming platform, upon which Snapshot Scholar and a wide range of future photographic social games, challenges and contests will be based. Hot Shot Media lives at the convergence of the three most prolific online phenomena: social networking, photo sharing and social gaming. The company’s unique approach to social games fully leverages and complements key social networks and photo sharing sites rather than competing against them.

Hot Shot Media has offices in Sydney Singapore, and San Francisco, California. It is currently in the process of finalizing a joint venture agreement with Mooter Media Limited (ASX:MMZ), a public company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

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