Penelec Announces "Merry & Bright" Holiday Lights Photo Contest

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ERIE, Pa., Nov. 20, 2017 -- Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec) invites customers to celebrate the holiday season by entering its fourth annual "Merry & Bright" Holiday Lights Photo Contest.

Participants can enter by submitting a photo of their home's outdoor holiday light display on the Penelec Facebook page ( from Monday, Nov. 27 to Friday, Dec. 15.  Up to 10 finalists will be selected by Penelec based on criteria such as creativity and number of lights.  Finalists' photos will be posted on Facebook for public voting from Monday, Dec. 18 to Friday, Dec. 22.

The grand prize winner will receive a $200 Visa® gift card and a set of LED holiday lights controlled by a mobile app. The runner up will receive a $100 gift card. 

More information, including complete contest rules, will be posted to the Penelec Facebook page.  The "Merry & Bright" contest is open only to Penelec customers who are legal residents of Pennsylvania or New York and who are at least 18 years of age.  Only one entry per household will be accepted.  Employees and family members of FirstEnergy, Penelec or its advertising agency are not eligible.          

Photos of the winning entries from 2016 can be found on Flickr.    

Penelec is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) and serves approximately 600,000 customers in 31 Pennsylvania counties.  Connect with Penelec on Twitter @Penelec, on Facebook at, and online at

CONTACT: News Media Contact: Lauren Siburkis, (330) 384-7998

Last Modified: November 20, 2017