Respect Fest

Choose Respect Montgomery: Raising Awareness about Teen Dating Violence


Congratulations to all the winners of the 2020 Choose Respect Video Contest!


1st Place: "I'm the Victim"
Northwood High School


2nd Place: "He Loves Me"
Roberto Clemente Middle School


3rd Place: "Our Memories"
Richard Montgomery High School


Honorable Mention: "Distraction"
Eastern Middle School


Honorable Mention: "Excuses"
Poolesville High School


View past winning videos here.

Visit the Choose Respect website to learn more about healthy teen relationships and the characteristics of unhealthy and abusive relationships, including resources on teen dating violence.

UPDATE: Due to the health challenges posed by COVID-19, RespectFest has been postponed.

Student Timeline

Create A PSA Now – February 28, 2020 PSA Contest Rules
PSA Submissions Due Date February 28, 2020 PSA Contest Closed 
RSVP to attend the Choose Respect Fest at Wheaton Community Recreation Center on March 29, 2020 at 1 - 4 pm Now – March 29, 2020 Link to RSVP
Attend the Choose Respect Fest at Wheaton Community Recreation Center March 29, 2020 at 1 - 4 pm SSL hours will be earned by students who attend and participate. MCPS will provide SSL verification forms at the conclusion of the event.

School Timeline

Submit Choose Respect liaison contact information Friday, January 24, 2020 Choose Respect Liaison link
Advertise the Choose Respect PSA contest information Now – February 28, 2020 2019 winning PSA (video)
PSA Contest Rules (pdf)
Advertise Respect Fest Now – March 29, 2020 Flyer English / Flyer Spanish
Students view and vote on PSA videos Monday, March 16, 2020 – Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Choose Respect liaisons and secondary school principals will need to create a plan for all students to access, view, and vote for the PSAs by the close of school on Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Secondary school principals submit their attestation that the students in their school have viewed and voted on the PSAs. Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Attestation link