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The award ceremony took place in the Bochum Jahrhunderthalle (Century Hall) in Germany on March 28th 2009

Gottfried Helnwein, former speaker of parliament Antje Vollmer and the German ZDF television presenter Cherno Jobatey, 2009. photo: steiger award

Gottfried Helnwein, former speaker of parliament Antje Vollmer and the German ZDF television presenter Cherno Jobatey, 2009. photo: steiger award

Further prize winners this year were Sir Bob Geldof (music), Maximilian Schell (life’s work), former  president  of Germany Prof. Dr. Roman Herzog (tolerance), Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxemburg (charity), Veronica Ferres (film), Sir David Frost (media), former prime minister of Italy Romano Prodi and former president  of Poland Aleksander Kwasinewski (Europe).

Sir Bob Geldof and Gottfried Helnwein, Steiger Awards 2009 (Music and Art), Jahrhunderthalle Bochum. foto: steiger award

Sir Bob Geldof and Gottfried Helnwein, Steiger Awards 2009 (Music and Art), Jahrhunderthalle Bochum. foto: steiger award

Previous award winners include  the Nobel Peace Prize winners Shimon Peres and Mohamed El-Baradei, State President Hamid Karzei, former Federal foreign minister Hans Dietrich Genscher, Iris Berben, Franz Beckenbauer, Josè Carreras, Sabine Christiansen, Peter Maffay, Tokio Hotel,  former Persian empress Farah Diba-Pahlavi,  journalist Dr. Franz Alt, UNEP – general director Achim Steiner, Wolfgang Niedecken, Prof. Peter Scholl-Latour, musician Robin Gibb from the BEE GEES, former director general of the WDR television channel Friedrich Nowottny, Manfred Krug, Friedrich von Thun and Joachim Fuchsberger, US5, Prof. Heinz Sielmann, Boris Becker and the prime minister of Luxembourg Dr. Jean-Claude Juncker.

Gottfried Helnwein,  Steiger Awards 2009 (Music and Art), Jahrhunderthalle Bochum. foto: steiger award

Gottfried Helnwein, Steiger Awards 2009 (Music and Art), Jahrhunderthalle Bochum. foto: steiger award

Picture gallery and press on the event:
http://www.helnwein.com/news/update/artikel_3802.html

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