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Choose Respect Montgomery: Raising Awareness about Teen Dating Violence



Vote for your favorite 2022 video from the top 5 this year! Watch the videos below and go to to vote. Happy viewing!

Dating Shouldn't Hurt


Not My Fault


Words Do Hurt


It's Fine


High School Simulator


Participants are encouraged to be creative! Check out last year's winners:

1st Place and Fan Favorite: "Love Should Never Hurt"
Yifan—Poolesville High School
and Yixuan—Takoma Park Middle School


2nd Place: "Boys Will Be Boys"
Jillian & Juliana
Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School


3rd Place: "Guys Can Be Victims Too"
Eastern Middle School


Honorable Mention: "I Promise"
Natasha & Saron
Paint Branch High School


Honorable Mention: "False Reflections"
Rockville High School


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.

Student Timeline

Create A PSA Now – February 28, 2022 PSA Contest Rules
PSA Entry Due Date Monday, February 28, 2022 To submit your PSA: PSA Contest Entry Form
Attend the Choose Respect Virtual Programs – Earn up to 5 SSL hours! Monday, March 21, 2022 – Friday, March 25, 2022 Virtual program will be held through Zoom
To get updates and program meeting links sign up here:
Attend the RespectFEST – Earn up to 3 SSL hours! Sunday, March 27, 2022 Wheaton Community Recreation Center from 1–4 pm
11701 Georgia Avenue in Wheaton
Registration will be ON-SITE
To get updates sign up here:

School Timeline

Submit Choose Respect liaison contact information Friday, January 7, 2022 Choose Respect liaison link
Advertise the Choose Respect PSA contest information Monday, January 7, 2022 – Monday, February 28, 2022 PSA Contest Rules
Advertise the RespectFEST & Choose Respect Virtual Programs Tuesday, February 22, 2022 – Friday, March 25, 2022 RespectFEST Event Flyer – English
RespectFEST Event Flyer – Spanish
To get updates and program meeting links sign up here:
Students view and vote on PSA videos Monday, March 14, 2022 – Friday, March 25, 2022 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 Friday, March 25, 2022
Secondary school principals submit their attestation that the students in their school have viewed and voted on the PSAs Monday, March 28, 2022 Attestation link