Ambassador for a Day 2023

Every year, we celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March. Ambassador for a Day is a competition aimed at encouraging young women to become leaders. The British Embassy in The Hague invites all girls aged 15-18, who are enrolled in secondary school and living in the Netherlands, to take part. All you have to do is send in your answer, in either writing or a video, to the following question: 

What do you think needs to be done to improve the position of women and girls in our society? If you were a member of the government, what steps would you take and why?

If written, your answer should be no more than 500 words long. If it is a video, it should be no longer than 120 seconds. The text/video can be in either Dutch or English. We encourage all girls to apply. It doesn’t matter where you are from or what you would like to do - we’re looking for potential!

The deadline to send in your entry is Monday 23 January 2023, 17:00 (CET). Participants should be girls aged 15-18, enrolled in secondary school and resident in the Netherlands on this date.

Winners will be invited to The Hague to meet the British Ambassador to the Netherlands and other female leaders, in the first half of March 2023 (exact date to be confirmed). Participants will need permission from their parents or legal guardian to travel to The Hague – girls aged under 18 are eligible to bring one chaperone to the day with them. Travel expenses and catering will be covered by the Embassy.

Read more details, full instructions and the terms and conditions for the competition here. For more information in Dutch, please download the below document.