Met-Ed Announces Winners of "Merry & Bright" Photo Contest

Dec 20, 2013, 16:00 ET from FirstEnergy Corp.

READING, Pa., Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed) is pleased to announce the winners of its "Merry & Bright" holiday lights photo contest, a competition conducted for the first time on the Met-Ed Facebook page.

Customers were encouraged to submit photos of their homes' outdoor lighting displays on the Met-Ed Facebook page during the first several weeks of the holiday season.  Three finalists were selected from all entries, and visitors to Met-Ed's Facebook page voted to select the winners.

The grand prize winner is Jessica Maloy of Palmyra, Pa., who received more than 250 votes out of more than 570 total votes cast on Facebook.  She will receive a $250 Visa® gift card.

Maloy and her husband, Patrick, drew inspiration from the design of their 1948 house for the light display.  To capture the display, Jessica credits the photographer, Nathan Bydeley, a friend of the family.

"I thought it was the perfect house for icicle lights.  Every year it grows.  We'll add some lights on the bushes and we did the tree this year," Maloy said.  They put 13,000 lights on the house this year, and plan to add more next year.

First prize winner Gary Lerch Jr. of Bath, Pa., received 220 votes on Facebook and will be awarded a $100 gift card.

View the winning photos on the Met-Ed Facebook page or on Flickr.

Met-Ed is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE).  Met-Ed serves approximately 550,000 customers in 15 Pennsylvania counties.  Learn more about Met-Ed at  Follow Met-Ed on Twitter @Met_Ed and on Facebook at

SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.