Fulton grad wins design contest in Russia
Friday, October 7, 2011
Rebecca (Moffatt) Wichmann tries to do her part when it comes to the environment.
“I had always tried to conserve what I could, and encourage those around me to do little things, instead of trying to make big changes which are often too much to maintain,” Wichmann said.
Now, through her artistic talents, Wichmann has the opportunity to affect change on a larger scale.
Wichmann, a 26-year-old Fulton native, is working on her graduate degree in art history at the European University of St. Petersburg in Russia. She recently won first place in the “Green Europe” graphic design contest for a poster she designed. The poster is in Russian and is translated as “Our generation will separate want and need.” Wichmann’s design will be distributed across Europe in postcards and posters to provoke European youths to take part in environmental protection.
The contest was part of the “Europe Day” celebration — a day of European festivities held in Russia near the end of September — which is sponsored by the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Consulate General of Sweden, the Consulate General of Finland and the Delegation of the European Union to Russia. For winning first place, Wichmann will receive an all-expenses-paid study trip to Finland, Norway and Sweden. The trip includes visits to Nordic environmental institutions and education in the latest developments in Nordic environmental technologies and practices.