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Choose Respect Montgomery: Raising Awareness about Teen Dating Violence

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Attention Middle and High School Students! Are you looking for an opportunity to display your creativity? Would you like to win up to $1,000? The Choose Respect video contest is now OPEN! Create an original 50-70 second video to promote awareness of dating abuse and domestic violence among teens. The contest is open to all 6th-12th grade students living in Montgomery County and videos can be in either English or Spanish. First place video is awarded $1,000! Students who enter and follow the rules will earn 10 SSL hours! Video entry deadline is Monday, February 28, 2022.

To submit your PSA video: Online PSA Contest Entry Form

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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

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
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