"Nancy Basmann, a Certified Professional Photographer, won four awards at the International Photographic Competition 2014 sponsored by Professional Photographers of America. Of the nearly 5000 competition entries, 36% went into the General Collection and 18% into the prestigious Loan Collection of PPA. Basmann’s “Jivin’”, “Call Waiting”, and “Route 66" are in the General Collection and “If only wishing could make it so” is in the Loan Collection (Volume XVII, Marathon Press). The images will be on display at the International Photographic Exhibition, Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee, Feb. 1-3, 2015, where Basmann will be honored as a Silver Medallist for her accomplishments in photography."
(1) A panel of 45 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,000 total submitted entries at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia. Judged against a standard of excellence, just over 1,800 images were selected for the General Collection and 918 (roughly 18 percent) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be published in the much-anticipated "Loan Collection" book … published … by Marathon Press.
Photo credit: Basmann, Nancy "Call Waiting" Vestal, NY UNITED STATES