Annual Choose Respect Video Contest
Read below for a chance to win 10 SSL hours !! 


SUBMISSION DEADLINE :  Sunday, February 11, 2024

** Video entries illustrating child abuse, bullying, cyberbullying, and adult domestic violence will not be accepted. ""

If you need motivation,scroll down to see the past winners.

Eligibility This contest is open to  all 6th - 12th grade students living in Montgomery County . Students can    enter the contest on their own or as a group; however, students may only participate in  ONE entry .    If a student in any way participates in more than one PSA video, all those entries will be disqualified.
Entry Rules
  • All submissions must have a title.
  •  All submissions must be in either English or Spanish.
  • All submissions must be 50-70 seconds in length.
  • All submissions must be uploaded to Google Drive, Dropbox, YouTube, or similar program.
  • You will then have to provide us with the link via our Online Contest Submission Form (See Below)
  • All submissions must address at least  one of the following as it relates to dating violence:
    • Physical abuse, emotional/verbal abuse, types of technological abuse, financial abuse or issues around consent).
    • Examples of healthy behaviors in a relationship.
    • Bystander intervention (how to step in and help a friend who is being abused).
  • All submissions must include the  Montgomery County Family Justice Center - 240-773- 0444  as the resource where victims of domestic violence and dating abuse can get help.
  • Submissions must reflect careful planning, thoughtful insight into the material presented, and accurate and thorough coverage of the content.
  • Submissions may  NOT include ANY copyrighted music, audio/video clips, characters, logos, or other protected material. Videos may include music only if it is considered “open source” music, or if it is composed and played by a student (or students) in the group.
Evaluation and Prizes All submissions will be reviewed by a judging panel, with cash prizes going to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, and Honorable Mention prizes going to 4th and 5th place. A “Fan Favorite” will also be selected from the Top 5 via public vote during the month of March and will receive an additional prize. The winning videos will be announced at  RespectFest on April 7, 2024 .
Winning students must participate in the RespectFest.
To Enter 1. Create your video, and make sure it follows all of the rules listed above.
2. Upload your video to Google Drive, Dropbox, YouTube, or similar program.
3. F ill out and submit the Online PSA Contest Submission Form.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE Sunday, February 11, 2024

Here are the winners of the 2023 Contest:

1st Place:  Broken Pieces
by Daniela from Poolesville High School

2nd Place:  If You Love Your Partner
by Parim and Megan from MLK Jr. Middle School

3rd Place: It’s All Your Fault
by Ethan, Jack, Brandon and Mimi from Northwest High School

Honorable Mention and Fan Favorite: Lessons Learned
by Derek, Anders, Daniel and Jorge from Watkins Mill High School, Springbrook High School and Blake High School

Honorable Mention: The Signs Were Always There
by Siena, Aliza and Chelsea from Churchill High School

Past Winners

1st Place and Fan Favorite - "Love Should Never Hurt" - Poolesville High School and Takoma Park Middle School
2nd Place - "Boys Will Be Boys" - Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School
3rd Place - "Guys Can Be Victims Too" - Eastern Middle School
Honorable Mention - "I Promise" - Paint Branch High School 
Honorable Mention - "False Reflections" - Rockville High School

1st Place and Fan Favorite - "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


1st Place - "Reflection" - Wootton High School

2nd Place -  "It Was All Her Fault" - Roberto Clemente Middle School

3rd Place -  "Dear Diary" - Roberto Clemente Middle School
Honorable Mention and Fan Favorite - "You are Not Alone!" - Winston Churchill High School
Honorable Mention - "There Is Another Side" - Northwood High School​

1st Place - "Text Me Back, K?" - Wootton High School
2nd Place - "Triad" - Tryka Film Coalition
3rd Place - "Isolation" - Sherwood High School
Honorable Mention and Fan Favorite - "I'm Fine." - Richard Montgomery High School 
Honorable Mention - "Because He Told Me So" - The Girl Scouts

​1st Place and Fan Favorite - "Because He Loves Me" - ​Northwest High School
Honorable Mention - This is My Story - Hallie Wells Middle School​

1st Place - "I Came, I Saw, I Conquered" - Roberto Clemente Middle School
2nd Place - "Abuse Does Not Discriminate" - Sherwood High School
3rd Place - "Don't Be Silenced" - Forrest Oak Middle School
Honorable Mention - "Why Me?" - Gaithersburg High School
Honorable Mention - "Does He Really Like You?" - Wheaton High School

1st Place - "Bruises" - James Hubert Blake High School
2nd Place - "Out of the Dark" - James Hubert Blake High School
3rd Place - "Locked" - James Hubert Blake High School
Honorable Mention - "It Has To End" - James Hubert Blake High School
Honorable Mention - "There's No Excuse" - Sherwood High School