How to enter

Competition launch: 1 December 2021 
Deadline for entries: 14 January 2022
Winners contacted: 24 January – 4 February 2022
Winners’ Day: 24 February 2022
Next steps:


Write or record your answer to our competition question


Complete the entry form


Submit your answer and entry form


Competition launch:

1 December 2021


Deadline for entries:

14 January 2022


Winners contacted:

24 January - 4 February 2022


Winners' Day:

24 February 2022

Competition question

We want to hear from young women resident in Germany and aged 16-19 on 14 January 2022.


To enter you should answer the following question:

If you were Ambassador for a day, what issue would you highlight on the world stage and why?


You can submit your answer as a video or a short piece of writing. If it is a video, it should be no longer than 120 seconds. If written, it should be no more than 300 words long. The video/text can be in German or English. We would really like young women from all backgrounds to apply, no matter where you are from or what you would like to do. 
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Winners’ Prize (subject to restrictions around COVID-19)

Winners would be invited to Berlin for a ‘Winners’ Day’ which would include:

  • ’Awards Ceremony’ at the British Embassy. 

  • Guests of Honour at a Women in Leadership lunch hosted by the UK Ambassador.

  • Gaining an insight into what it’s like to be a diplomat by taking responsibility for some embassy activities.

  • Opportunity to meet leaders from government, media and civil society.

A representative from the British Embassy would also be happy to join a session with the winners’ school classes on what it’s like to work in an embassy.

Why is the Ambassador for a Day competition only open to young women?
  • Although we have made much progress in recent years, we are still some way off achieving gender parity in political life. Data shows that women are underrepresented at all levels of decision-making worldwide, which highlights the importance of having measures and networks targeted at girls and women. (Source: UN Women).

  • At the current rate of progress, gender equality in the highest positions of power will not be reached for another 130 years. Just 21% of ministers and 25% parliamentarians globally are women. (Source: UN Women)

  • The World Economic Forum estimates that at the current rate of progress, it will take 267.6 years to close the economic gender gap. (Source: World Economic Forum)

  • Analysis of 40 peace processes since the end of the Cold War shows that, in cases where women were able to exercise a strong influence on the negotiation process, there was a much higher chance that an agreement would be reached than when women’s groups exercised weak or no influence. (Source: The Global Study on 1325).