ERIE, Pa., Nov. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third year, Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec) invites customers to show off their best and brightest outdoor holiday light displays by entering its "Merry & Bright" Holiday Lights Photo Contest. Participants can enter by submitting a photo of their home's outdoor holiday lights at the Penelec Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/PenelecElectric) from Nov. 28 until Dec. 18. 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 Dec. 19 until Dec. 26. The grand prize winner will receive a $250 Visa ® gift card and the first prize winner 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 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 2015 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 www.facebook.com/PenelecElectric, and online at www.penelec.com.