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!
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
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.
|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
|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: https://tinyurl.com/mocorespectfest|
|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|