In each of the seven categories, one prize winner is picked out as part of the big award ceremony on 29 November 2011 at the Bavaria Film Studio in Munich. The prize winners receive a special QUERDENKER trophy and a representative certificate, which distinguishes them as a special "QUERDENKER" or lateral thinker. The design of the award is a unique 3D sculpture, which is very light yet tremendously sturdy. The evening will be hosted by the television presenter, Nicole Noevers. The QUERDENKER prize is presented in person this year to the well-known actor and director, Til Schweiger, and the photographer, Herlinde Koelbl, who became famous through her biggest work, “Traces of power – The transformation of mankind”. Alfons Schuhbeck will also attend the evening in person and look after the physical well-being of the guests.