The first sample looks great up until you reach the bottom. The Bronze, Silver, Gold ellipses take away from the professionality that you have throughout the rest of the layout. Maybe change them to rectangles and eliminate the curve, of the surrounding box.
The second layout looks pretty good overall. However, I comment that the gradient that you are using doesn't match the rest of the colors you have very well. Maybe add a tint of blue to it. Also, some of the layout looks like excess slicing. I would only stick the dotted line around content, as it really reveals the site's html if placed as it would be viewed by the designer during creation.