The Big Cheese

The Big Cheese

Daniel Hall, 51 years old, Australia

Feb 16, 2019 | 390


I have created a design that is fun, youthful, creates a talking point and is memorable. The design incorporates a number of Swiss icons such as Swiss cheese, the Swiss alps, a cross shaped snowflake which relates to the Swiss flag and some kids playing and having fun in the snow which is part of the Swiss winter resort culture. A bite has also been taken out of the cheese/medal. You often see medal winners biting their medals as symbolism and to give photographers a great pose to capture. It also relates to the Gold Rush period where someone would do this to test whether the shiny gold metal was real gold. To suggest having a bite already taken out of the winners medals adds a bit of comedy. I have titled my medal design "The Big Cheese" as the cheese alone is a synonym for "quality" The medal material is quality and so are the medal winners. "The Big Cheese" signifies an important person. or someone at the top of their game. To win either a gold, silver or bronze medal, the participants need to be the best to gain this title and become medal winners.