The prize was awarded after a voting process that, due to Corona, had to take place as digitally as the Hochschulwochen - otherwise the largest summer academy in the German-speaking world with over 1,000 participants - itself. This year, the general theme was "What (still) keeps us together? On Commitment and Fragmentation". The first prize was awarded to the young theologian Andree Burke from Hamburg, second place went to the theologian Maximilian Gigl from Munich.
Thomas Sojer studied Catholic theology in Graz, Innsbruck and London. He has been a research assistant at the Faculty of Catholic Theology at the University of Erfurt since 2021 and is also a doctoral student at the Max Weber College at the University of Erfurt.