Essays must meet the following requirements for consideration of any Annual Ambassador Award.  Other formats will not be accepted.

  • Essay must be the Ambassador’s own work.
  • Ambassador must complete Level I: BeCome Apprenticeship before submitting an essay.
  • Ambassador must submit an Annual Ambassador Award application and pay the $19 application fee before submitting an essay.
  • One essay per Ambassador, submitted within one year from the date of Level I registration.
  • Essay must be a minimum of 750 words, but no more than 1500 words.
  • Essay must be prepared in a Word document with 1” margins.
  • Times or Cambria 12-point font.
  • Include a title page for your essay with the following information:
    • SAID # / Annual Ambassador Award Essay / Your chosen Character Concept / Essay Title (in italics)
      • For Example:SAID#0000
        Annual Ambassador Award Essay
        Kindness
        It Begins With Me
        (Do NOT include your name or personal contact information on the title page or other pages of the essay.)
  • Number each page.  Use a header that includes SAID# and the title of your essay on each page.  (For example:  SAID#0000 / It Begins With Me)
  • Submit as a Word or pdf file.
  • Essays will be judged according to the following criteria:
    1. Relevance to the chosen Character Concept – 40%
    2. Application of the Character Concept to daily living. (In what ways has implementing this Character Concept made a difference in your life and to those around you?) – 40%
    3. Content organization – 10%
    4. Originality and creativity – 10%