Snapshot Scholar Features Student Judge from Art Institute of California-San Francisco

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Snapshot Scholar ends with Top 20 Finalists from University of California—Berkeley and Stanford University - Judging panel features student from Academy of Art University - Winner will receive grand prize of a $5,000 scholarship plus a $2,000 department scholarship

Hot Shot Media is pleased to announce Clay Brown, a student from the Art Institute of California—San Francisco, as a member of the judging panel for its Snapshot Scholar Photo Contest.

Clay Brown is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Media Art & Animation at the Art Institute of California—San Francisco. Brown is an avid photographer who loves to capture images that offer different perspectives of ordinary scenes. Brown will lend his expertise to choose a winner in the photo contest. To view Brown’s photography, visit

The five-week contest on Snapshot Scholar allowed students and alumni from Stanford University and the University of the California—Berkeley to submit and vote on each others’ best 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 are presented to the judges who will decide the winner. The winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship and a $2,000 endowment for their favorite department at their University. For more information, visit

About Art Institute of California-San Francisco

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. For more information, visit

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