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Choose Respect Montgomery: Raising Awareness about Teen Dating Violence



This Choose Respect Public Service Announcement (PSA) contest challenges teens to create an original video to promote awareness of dating violence/abuse among teens. Participants are encouraged to be creative!

Check out last year’s winners (2022):

1st Place - Not My Fault
MLK Jr. Middle School


2nd Place and Fan Favorite - High School Simulator
Einstein High School


3rd Place - Words Do Hurt
Shady Grove Middle School


Honorable Mention - Dating Shouldn't Hurt
Julius West Middle School


Honorable Mention - It's Fine
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School


Participants are encouraged to be creative! Check out 2021 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 – March 13, 2023 PSA Contest Rules
PSA Entry Due Date Monday, March 13, 2023 To submit your PSA: PSA Contest Entry Form
Attend the RespectFEST – Earn up to 3 SSL hours! Sunday, April 16, 2023 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 20, 2023 Choose Respect liaison link
Advertise the Choose Respect PSA contest information Monday, January 20, 2023 – Monday, March 13, 2023 PSA Contest Rules
Advertise the RespectFEST Monday, January 20, 2023 – Friday, April 14, 2023 To get updates and program meeting links sign up here:
Students view and vote on PSA videos Friday, March 24, 2023 - Saturday, April 15, 2023 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, April 17, 2023 Attestation link