COMOX VALLEY, B.C. – School District 71 will be announcing the winners of a sexual education contest this Friday.

Throughout the month of March, students in Comox Valley secondary schools submitted memes as part of the ethical sexual behaviour contest.

According to a news release from the district, Dr. Claire Vanston of Evidence-Based Education organized the contest as a way to promote sexual behaviour awareness and education among the student population.

The contest was made possible through funds from the provincial government’s Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention and Crime Remediation grant funding program.

Over 220 entries were submitted that advocated for ethical sexual behaviour.

The three winning submissions will each receive a cash prize of $500. The school that submitted the most memes will also be announced and will get $250.

The winner announcements will be made at the School District 71 board office in Courtenay at 3:15 p.m. on Friday, May 11.