THE CONSCIENCE INSTITUTE
The Chromy Award
A PRIZE FOR PERSONALITIES BLESSED WITH AN EXEMPLARY CONSCIENCE
“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.
The annual Chromy Award is organized by the Conscience Institute in Luxemburg, which administrates the Anna Chromy Estate www.annachromy.com/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 www.annachromy.com/chromy-channel.
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 www.annachromy.com/public-sculptures.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jury, composed by the Directors of the Conscience Institute makes then its choice, based on the elements of judgement available. Additional Jury members are invited by the Board on an annual basis, such as Georgia Yang, Beijing in 2016, and Galia Poullier, Moscow in 2017.
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.