Snapshot Scholar Announces Winner of $5,000 Scholarship in Photo Contest

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Snapshot Scholar announces Winner from Top 20 Finalists - Winner will receive grand prize of a $5,000 scholarship plus a $2,000 department scholarship

Hot Shot Media is pleased to announce Waqas Mustafeez, a student from Stanford University, as the winner of its Snapshot Scholar Photo Contest.

The Snapshot Scholar Photo Contest allowed students and alumni from Stanford University and the University of the California—Berkeley to submit photos and vote on other contestants’ photos. Each week, the photos with the most votes advanced to the next round. At the end of the fifth round, the top twenty photos were presented to a five-member judging panel that decided on a winner. For more information, visit

As the winner of Snapshot Scholar, Waqas Mustafeez will receive a $5,000 scholarship. Further, Mustafeez has chosen the Material Science and Engineering department at Stanford University to receive an additional $2,000.

Mustafeez is a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. When he is not in the lab playing with photons, he enjoys playing volleyball and photographing seascapes. Mustafeez fondly remembers the first time his father explained how to meter and expose on a Praktica manual SLR properly. View Mustafeez's winning photo at

Honorable Mention goes to Louise Hussey, an undergraduate student at the University of the California—Berkeley. Her photos finished in second and third places.

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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