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Family Justice Center

Video Contest

The 2019-2020 Contest is now open! 

1st Place:  $1,000          2nd Place: $750          3rd Place:  $500

Eligibility: This contest is open to all 6th - 12th grade students living in Montgomery County. 

Download the full rules of the contest.
  • 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. 
  • All submissions must address at least one of the following:
  • 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 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.
  • Winning students MUST BE PRESENT at RespectFest (March 29th) to claim their prize. 

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. Fill out the Online PSA Contest Submission Form , where you will have to answer a few questions and provide a link to your video.

Submission Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020

Need some inspiration? Here are the winners from the past several years:

2019 1st Place Winner: "Reflection"


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

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