Choose Civility Activities

Choose Civility Student Poster & Video Contest

Annually, the Howard County Public School System, Columbia Association Art Center, and Howard County Library System coordinate a competitive poster and video contest among K-12 students focused on a civility theme. Entrants honored at reception and entries displayed at the Art Center. Details. See previous winning posters at Materials & Store.

Choose Sportsmanship

To continue the conversation begun at the 2014 Choose Civility Symposium (The Ball’s In Your Court: Can Civility and Sports Coexist?) and encourage civility and good sportsmanship throughout the year, we invite organizations who participate and organize team and individual sports to add the following civility statement to the beginning of any existing codes of conduct for coaches, athletes, and parents.

As a supporter of Choose Sportsmanship, a component of Choose Civility Howard County, we support respect for others, their roles, and their knowledge and expertise. All coaches, athletes, parents, and spectators are responsible for and expected to exemplify civility.

To learn more about Choose Sportsmanship, contact Kelli Shimabukuro at 410.313.7750 or by email.