Ouch! Awards - Nominations Open

Who deserves an Operation Ouch award?

Entries will fall into the below four categories and a judging panel will choose a winner within each category that will be awarded an experience with Chris and Xand.

Nomination Categories

  • OUCH! FIRST AID AWARD (Eg. For correctly administering first aid when someone needed help)
  • OUCH! LIFESAVER AWARD (Eg. For calling 999 in an emergency and saving a life)
  • OUCH! BIG HEART AWARD (Eg. For caring for a relative or campaigning for charity to help others)
  • OUCH! PERSONAL COURAGE AWARD (Eg. For showing great courage in living with a medical condition or doing something extraordinary)

How to enter?

Download our application form. Ask a parent or guardian to complete it and email it to operationouch@mavericktv.co.uk or post it to The Ouch! Awards, Maverick Television, 3-7 Ray Street, London, EC1R 3DR.

NOMINATIONS CLOSE MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY 5TH MAY 2019

Any applications received after this date and time will not be considered. 

What happens to your information?

When you apply to take part in a CBBC show, we may ask for some personal information such as your name, age and where you live. Before we’re allowed to collect this information your parent or guardian has to give us their consent first.

All the details they need to know are on the application form which they’ll need to download and fill out with you if you want to take part – make sure they read it!

We promise to always keep your information safe and if it needs to be shared with anyone else we’ll make sure to tell your parent or guardian.

If your application isn’t successful, then we’ll delete all your information by 30th June 2019.

Ouch! Awards 2019: Terms and conditions

  1. In order to nominate someone, you must be a UK resident (including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and not be a BBC or Maverick Television employee, employee of any of its affiliates, close relative of any such employees or connected to the awards competition directly or through a close relative.

  2. Any UK resident (including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) aged between 6 and 16 by 20/02/2019 is eligible to be nominated, except previous finalists and winners, BBC or Maverick Television employees, or any of its affiliates, close relatives of any such employees or connected to the awards competition directly or through a close relative. Proof of age, parental consent, identity and eligibility may be requested.

  3. Nominations can be made online by accessing https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/operation-ouch-heroes from the 20/02/2019 and must be received no later than midnight on 05/05/2019. Any nominations received after this will not be accepted. You must not submit personal data or sensitive personal data relating to another individual without first obtaining the express permission of the nominee’s legal guardian / parent. For what is considered personal data please visit the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies pages at www.bbc.co.uk/privacy.

  4. If you are under 16, you must seek your parent/guardian’s permission to make a nomination and your parent/guardian must fill in and sign the nomination form on your behalf (including providing their contact details).

  5. As nominees are under 16, evidence of their parent/guardian consent will be required. The nominee’s legal guardian / parent must consent to submit the nominee for an award and to submit their sensitive personal data including a photograph of the nominee as part of the nomination process. They must also be made aware by the nominator that Maverick Television may contact them.

  6. The categories to qualify for nominations are listed below and the medical event or medical issue that has led to the award nomination has occurred or is ongoing within the last 12 months ie. 20/02/2018 onwards.

  7. The awards categories are as follows:-

    A. OUCH! FIRST AID AWARD

    eg. 6 – 16 year olds who have performed accurate first aid and helped someone in need. Please let us know if they learnt this First Aid from watching Operation Ouch!

    B. OUCH! LIFESAVER AWARD

    eg. 6 – 16 year olds who called the emergency services and saved a life/lives

    C. OUCH! BIG HEART AWARD

    eg. 6 – 16 year olds who have done something selfless such as caring for a relative, raising money / awareness / campaigning for charity or even donated an organ

    D. OUCH! PERSONAL COURAGE AWARD

    eg. 6 – 16 year olds who have come through adversity – this is an award for children dealing with a medical issue but despite this are doing extraordinary things.

    E. OUCH! LOCAL HERO AWARD

    The shortlisted nominees (including winners) across the Ouch award categories A-D above will also be eligible for the Ouch Local Hero Award.

    A BBC representative from each Nation will be invited to judge alongside the main Ouch panel for their Local Hero award.

    The BBC/Maverick Television is not obliged to either shortlist for or select a winner from every Nation. Geographical location is not part of the criteria in the Ouch Awards shortlisting process therefore although all the English Regions and Nations can potentially be represented in the judging there is no guarantee a Local hero award will be chosen for every Nation.

  8. A member of the Operation Ouch! production team at Maverick Television shall contact both the nominator and nominee to verify facts and/or events and whether the relevant consents have been obtained. This should not be interpreted as anything other than an information gathering exercise.

  9. Further on-going research will be undertaken by a member of the Operation Ouch! production team at Maverick Television. The nominee (or parent / guardian of the nominee, as appropriate) may be contacted and asked for relevant contacts to assist this research. The BBC/Maverick Television reserves the right to disqualify a nominee if such contacts are not provided.

  10. The Operation Ouch! production team at Maverick Television will select a shortlist of no more than 10 nominees from each category to present to the judging panel who will select the winner. Only shortlisted nominees will be contacted to be notified that they have progressed to the next stage.

  11. The judging panel will consist of BBC and Operation Ouch! production team at Maverick Television, Dr Chris, Dr Xand and Dr Ronx as well as independent expert(s). The panel will select up to 3 finalists per category based on the category criteria stated above in point 7.

  12. The top 3 finalists in each category will be selected and notified prior to the event and all shortlisted nominees must agree to keep details of the award confidential until after the public announcement as part of the broadcast within the new series [8] of Operation Ouch! All top 3 in each category will be contacted with a specific date of the episode featuring them, once confirmed.

  13. The finalists and their nominators must be happy to be filmed and be available for 1 days filming between 27/05/2019 to 09/06/2019 AND a further 1 days filming between 17/06/2019 to 30/06/2019.

  14. The finalists will be publicly announced as part of the broadcast within the new series [8] of Operation Ouch! All the finalists will be contacted with a specific date of the episode featuring them, once confirmed. The 4 winners will be filmed receiving their prize between: 17/06/2019 to 30/06/2019. Each of the winners will be required to take photos and/or videos of any treat activity as directed by Maverick Television for use in the new series of Operation Ouch! [8].

  15. The BBC will reimburse the finalist (including one parent or guardian) for reasonable travel and accommodation expenses incurred travelling directly within the UK in taking part in the filming. Any other costs incurred will be the responsibility of the finalists’ family.

  16. The judges’ decision as to the winners is final. No correspondence relating to the final decisions will be entered.

  17. Each of the winners will take part in the new series of Operation Ouch! [8]. There are no prize alternatives and the award cannot be sold or transferred in any circumstances.

  18. The Finalists must agree to take part in any post-award publicity if required.

  19. The finalists and their nominators will be recorded with the intention of broadcasting those contributions on TV and radio as well as using them on all other platforms including online. The finalists and their nominators will be expected to confirm consent to this in writing by signing standard contributor consent forms (or their parent or guardian signing on their behalf).

  20. The BBC/Maverick Television reserves the right to: (i) vary these Terms and Conditions, including but not limited to the opening times of the awards; (ii) disqualify any nominee who breaches the rules or has acted fraudulently in any way; and (iii) cancel the awards, at any stage, if in its opinion it is deemed necessary or if circumstances arise outside its control.

  21. The BBC/Maverick Television, its sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem, which may result in any nomination not properly registered.

  22. The information you provide will be kept securely by Maverick Television (part of All3Media Group) and will only be used for the purposes of administering the Ouch! Awards and related production of Operation Ouch! series [8]. The email box is hosted and provided by a third party supplier on behalf of the BBC - Maverick Television (part of All3Media Group). The names of finalists and winning nominees (and where applicable nominators) will be disclosed to the public. Maverick Television will retain your details to maintain an accurate record of the award and related production of Operation Ouch! series [8] and for the purposes of administering future awards and will destroy this information provided when it is no longer required. For more information about Maverick’s privacy policy go to https://mavericktv.co.uk/privacy-policy/ if you have further questions or would like to amend, update or delete your personal data we collected for the Ouch! Awards please contact us at operationouch@mavericktv.co.uk

  23. Where relevant, these awards accord with the BBC's Code of Conduct for Competitions and Voting, details of which can be found on the BBC's Standards and Guidelines website.

  24. The promoter of the awards is the British Broadcasting Corporation and these terms and conditions are subject to the laws of England and Wales.
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