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How to enter
To apply for Ambassador for a Day 2023, all you need to do is record a short video of yourself answering the following question...
"If you were Ambassador for a day, what issue would you highlight on the world stage and why?"
Your video should be no more than two minutes long and can be in English or German. We want to hear about what is most important to you. How do you think society should change? What should our leaders be doing differently? How could your local community be made better?
What should I talk about in my video?
Whatever is most important to you! That might be the environment, human rights, equality, education or many other things. The choice is really up to you. Still looking for inspiration? Check out this advice from last years winners.
Are there any technical requirements?
Yes. Your video should be no more than two minutes long. It can be filmed on any device and can be shot in either portrait or landscape mode. You can ask a family member or a friend to help you film it, or record it yourself. Please make sure you are recording in a well-lit environment and that the audio is well captured and we can hear you.
How do I send you my video?
Once you've finished your video, you should upload it to YouTube as "Unlisted" (Nicht Gelistet) and use our application form to send us the link. Remember not to set your video as "Private" (Privat) as this will mean our assessment team won't be able to access it and won't be able to evaluate your submission. You can see more information on how to upload a video to YouTube here. You can see more information on how to make a video "Unlisted" here.
How will you choose the winners?
An internal, independent jury will consider the best applications and select 20 winners. They will be looking for applications that are well communicated, passionate and personal, but they won't expect them to be perfect or to have been filmed on an expensive camera.
What happens if I win?
You will be invited to come to the British Embassy in Berlin to meet our Ambassador, Jill Gallard, and spend a day taking part in training workshops and events designed to help give you the skills to create change in our societies. We will pay for your travel and accommodation, including for an adult chaperone to join you if you are 16 or 17 years old.
Who can apply to Ambassador for a Day? Do I need to be German?
Ambassador for a Day is open to all young women aged between 16-19 years. You need to be living in Germany, but there is no citizenship requirement. Ambassador for a Day is open to people of all backgrounds and is trans-inclusive.
Why is the 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. 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.
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