The Hans Christian Andersen Ambassadors are celebrated artists, politicians, athletes and business people from around the world, who are asked by the Hans Christian Andersen 2005 Foundation to represent the celebration of the bicentenary of the birth of Hans Christian Andersen.

All nominees are highly acclaimed within their field and have through their work and life earned great respect and influenced the world around them.

Hans Christian Andersen Ambassadors are to contribute to creating awareness of the celebration in their home country, for instance with their presence at different events related to Hans Christian Andersen 2005 and by sharing their own view of Hans Christian Andersen with the world.