Chromy Award 2019-03-28T17:15:07+01:00



The Chromy Award


“There is a higher court than courts of justice, and that is the Court of Conscience. It supersedes all other courts” Mahatma Gandhi

“The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.” Gaylord Nelson


Contrary to all other existing awards, the Chromy Award has been created based on the work and philosophy of an artist, the painter and sculptor Anna Chromy. A small reproduction of her central masterwork “The Cloak of Conscience” serves as Trophy for the Laureates.

It is the first time that an artist has deliberately devoted all her force and enthusiasm to create paintings and sculptures which appeal to our conscience and spur us to participate in the change to a better world


Our conscience makes us see the beauty in life and feel the mysterious. It instills love into our hearts, and it makes us strive for the sublimity and the harmonious order, which reveal themselves both in nature and in the world of thought.

According to Aristotle, beauty as a metaphysical ideal reveals itself to man through harmony, which is the source of felicity. An opinion shared by Confucius. Based on these axioms, Anna Chromy has devoted her artistic life to create works which instill harmony into our hearts and raise our conscience for the beauty and the vulnerability of the Creation.

With her Cloak of Conscience she has created a space of meditation and the global symbol for the most pressing issues facing humanity’s sustainable development, in social, economic, and environmental areas


In her different paintings and sculptures she addresses specific questions of the environment, such as the vanishing biodiversity, the depletion of natural resources, the protection of rainforests and the seas, without neglecting the injustices in the supply of food, water, and medicines among the world’s citizens



The annual Chromy Award is organized by the Conscience Institute described in Foundation.

The Venues for the ceremony are chosen in accordance with the Laureates. In addition, it is planned to hold a yearly Award Winners Gala with global media coverage at the location of the large Cloak of Conscience.

The Institute organizes a great number of supporting activities in order to bring the message of the Cloak and the Award to a global audience. To achieve this goal, the Conscience Institute cooperates with major TV networks, such as Phoenix Satellite TV with an audience of 500 million (no. 1 world-wide).

The Institute administers the Anna Chromy Website, and her FaceBook and other Social Media sites.

It has created the Chromy Channel on YouTube with a large number of Conscience related videos in the major international languages

The Institute has started since 1998 to establish a network of Cloaks in different sizes and materials, installed in culturally relevant locations, where the citizens can experience the message of the Cloak and the Chromy Award first hand. The first Cloak was installed at Salzburg Cathedral in Austria, and the second in 2000 at the Mozart Opera in Prague, where it represents the commander in Mozart’s Don Giovanni


The first Chromy Award was awarded in 2012 to Captain Paul Watson, Founder and President of Sea Shepheard Foundation, for his battle against Wale poaching and Shark skinning. This was the beginning of the regular annual Awards. Two previous trials were made in 2008, with Pope Benedict XVI and the Nobel Prize Winner Elie Wiesel in 2009.

Unlike the Nobel Prize and other awards, there are no categories in the Chromy Award. The full scope is explained by Anna Chromy’s Cloak of Conscience and her other works of Conscience Art.

Everybody is invited to propose candidates, including past Laureates. The proposals have to be sent in English, French, German or Italian by mail to the Conscience Institute at

Anna Chromy Elyakim-Rubinstein Chromy Award

Chromy Award 2018 to

Judge Elyakim Rubinstein

In Appreciation of his lifetime work as Judge and Man of Peace, Who helped to shape the Peace Treaties with Egypt and Jordan.

Anna Chromy Gergiev-7 Chromy Award

Chromy Award 2017 to

Valery Gergiev

In Appreciation of his Contribution to World Peace through the Exemplary Interpretation of Masterworks of Classical Music.

Anna Chromy Anna-Chromy-and-Manli-Wang Chromy Award

Chromy Award 2016 to

Joanna Wang, President Asian Pacific Famous Female Federation

In Appreciation for her untiring efforts to bring new dignity to women in every aspect of life, at home and at the workplace, as wifes and mothers, citizens and entrepreneurs, to conquer not by force, but with irresistible love.

Anna Chromy Anna-Chromy-and-Massimo-Ranieri Chromy Award

Chromy Award 2015 to

Massimo Ranieri, Famous Italian Songwriter, Singer, Actor and Writer

In Appreciation for his music that has led the world in love, happiness and peace, and also for the constant commitment in the social and humanitarian sphere.

Anna Chromy Anna-Chromy-and-Bertrand-Piccard Chromy Award

Chromy Award 2015 to

Dr. Bertrand Piccard & André Borschberg, Founders & Pilots Solar Impulse

in Appreciation of his decisive contribuition to promote clean technologies for sustainable development, encouraging every one of us to become pionieers in our own life..

Anna Chromy Anna-Chromy-and-Robert-Lyons Chromy Award

Chromy Award 2014 to

Dr. Robert Lyons, President Kaqun and ELO Water

In Appreciation of his strenuous efforts to prove through Clinical Tests the Healing Power of KAQUN Water.

Anna Chromy Anna-Chromy-and-Amma Chromy Award

Chromy Award 2013 to

Amma, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi

In Appreciation of the Love she is giving her children and the immense help provided by her Embracing The World Foundation.

Anna Chromy Anna-Chromy-and-Allain-Dubourg Chromy Award

Chromy Award 2013 to

Alain Bougrain Dubourg, President French Bird Protection Foundation

In Appreciation of his Commitment to save our Animal Friends and Birds in particular.

Anna Chromy Anna-Chromy-and-Philippe-Pozzo Chromy Award

Chromy Award 2013 to

Philippe Pozzo di Borgo – “The Untouchable”

In Appreciation of his Life Lesson about the Need of Affection and Altruism for Everybody.

Anna Chromy Anna-Chromy-and-Prince-Albert Chromy Award

Chromy Award 2013 to

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco

In Appreciation of his Commitment towards preserving our Planet’s Environment.

Anna Chromy RoyalVisit-Tony-Juniper Chromy Award

Chromy Award 2013 to

HRH The Prince of Wales and Tony Juniper, President Earth Foundation

In Appreciation of his essential Contribution to move Business Leaders to a “Bioeconomy”.

Anna Chromy Paul-Watson-Captain Chromy Award

Chromy Award 2012 to

Captain Paul Watson, Sea Shephard Foundation

In Appreciation of his untiring, and often risky, efforts to halt illegal walehunting an shark skinning, and to preserve the diversity of sea life in general.

Anna Chromy Elie-Wiesel Chromy Award

Chromy Award 2009 to

Elie Wiesel, Author, Peace Nobel Prize Laureate

Anna Chromy Papa-Benedetto Chromy Award

Chromy Award 2009 to

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI