The Ouch! Awards 2021

The Ouch! Awards 2021

The Ouch! Awards 2021

19th May 2021

CBBC’s Operation Ouch! are back at Alder Hey and have just started on the new Series 10. They are once again on the lookout for great young people aged 6 – 16 years old for The Ouch! Awards.

You can watch the promo for The Ouch! Awards here - The awards recognise incredible medical heroes who have been Outstanding, Unbelievable, Caring and/or Heroic. Entries fall into the four categories below. 

Nomination Categories:

  • OUCH! FIRST AID AWARD (e.g. 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!)
  • OUCH! LIFE SAVING AWARD (e.g. 6 – 16 year olds who performed an act of courage and/or called the emergency services and saved a life/lives)
  • OUCH! BIG HEART AWARD (e.g. 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)
  • OUCH! PERSONAL COURAGE AWARD (e.g. 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)

If you know of any young people that are eligible for the awards, we would love it if you would nominate them or encourage their friends and family to nominate them for an award. To be eligible, the medical event or medical issue that has led to the award nomination must have occurred or have been ongoing within the last 12 months i.e. 24/03/2020 onwards.

The application form is available here - Parents or guardians must complete it and email it to or post it to:

The Ouch! Awards,
Maverick Television,
3-7 Ray Street,

Please note nominations close midnight on 20th June 2021. Any applications received after this date and time will not be considered.

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