23-year-old Slovak wins Youth Olympic Games medal design competition

Matej Čička is a 23-year-old sports fan from Slovakia and now he’ll be forever connected to the Youth Olympic Games. Čička won the Youth Olympic Games Medal Design Competition by submitting the design selected by judges to adorn the medals at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China this August.

Čička’s design was hailed as “modern, fresh and dynamic” by the IOC jury of famous Youth Olympians and noted designers who deliberated over the more than 300 entries.

The winning design was titled “Track of Winners,” themed after the athletic track and emerged from a project assigned by Čička’s school.

You can view Čička’s design and read about its meaning here.

The competition entries came from over 50 different countries. Two runners-up were also selected – “A Hug from Lele!” by Spanish 29-year-old Hugo Fernandez and “Stripes of Victory” by Csaba Szitas, 29, another Slovak.

View the three winners and check out all of the submissions here.

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I really liked the message in “Share and Smile” design on p6.

Well done to the winners though, the judges must have had an awful time deciding, as there are some non winning medal designs that I personally think are outstanding:)

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