Deadline Extended For FirstEnergy Ways 2 Save Electricity Video Contest For Schools

FirstEnergy power companies Met-Ed, Penelec and West Penn Power have extended the deadline for schools to submit Ways 2 Save Electricity Video Contest submissions to December 14 due to the disruption caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Local middle, junior and senior high school students in their service areas can help educate local residents, including their parents, on electricity-saving measures for homes, schools or businesses by creating their own electricity conservation videos for a chance to receive cash grants for their schools.

The Assignment: At a teacher’s direction, students, or teams of students, will be asked to create original videos demonstrating ways to save electricity and/or correct electricity-wasting habits. Each video entry must be no longer than 90 seconds and be posted to YouTube.

The Payoff: A panel of judges representing Met-Ed, Penelec and West Penn Power will choose three winners from each service area who demonstrate the best and most creative ways to reduce electricity usage. The first-prize winner in each service area will receive a grant of $20,000 for their school.  Second-prize winners will receive $10,000 each, and third place $5,000 each. There will also be a “People’s Choice” award of $5,000 that goes to the school posting their video that is “liked” and shared the most.

The Details: Entrants must be teachers or home-school educators of middle school, junior or senior high school students located in a community served by Met-Ed, Penelec and West Penn Power.

A link to their video or videos must be sent by email to: Each team is allowed a total of 10 video submissions.  Winners will be notified in early January 2013.

Official contest rules and regulations are posted on the Ways 2 Save Contest website.


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