HuffPost's 2011 Game Changers: This Year's Ultimate 12

Last month we announced HuffPost's 2011 Game Changers -- 100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders who are changing the way we look at the world and the way we live in it. And we asked you to weigh in on who the Ultimate Game Changer is in each of our 12 categories: Politics, Green, Media, Style, Food/Travel, Entertainment, Culture, Business/Technology, Sports, World, Impact/Education, and Healthy Living.

The response was tremendous. Thank you! Now it's time to reveal your picks for the Ultimate 12.

They are an eclectic mix of those accustomed to the spotlight and those who have been working under the radar.

So click through the slideshow below to see who the HuffPost community selected as the Ultimate Game Changers.

And congratulations again to all 100 of our 2011 Game Changers. There has seldom been a moment in history in which such people have been more essential. If we're going to overcome the many problems the world is facing, we are going to need all the Game Changers we can find. And those of us in the media will have to do a better job of turning the spotlight on those who are charting the way forward, and inspiring others in their communities to follow suit.

P.S. Check out these videos and photos from last week's Game Changers event -- from the red carpet to the podium and all around the party.