Every time you finish the monthly contest in top 3 you will gain a 'golden', 'silver', or 'bronze' badge displayed under your avatar. This is one more sign of recognition of your achievements (in addition to your title). Enjoy!
I had to go back and count all the past victories by hand based on our contest announcements in the blog, so please let me know if you notice any errors.
P.S. You may need to refresh your browser to see the badges