Our Light Up The Holidays campaign is coming back for another year, and you’re invited to join the fun while helping the community.
For every photo posted with the hashtag between Dec. 11-26, we’ll make a $5 donation (up to a total of $2,500) to our Operation HELP fund. Operation HELP provides grants that help income-eligible customers pay their energy bills. The program has helped more than 94,000 families since 1983, and your photo will allow it to reach even more people.
These don’t have to be photos of light displays. They could show your dog dressed like Santa, or your kids baking rugelach. They could be photos your grandpa took 50 years ago. They could even be brief videos.
All we ask is that they show a special scene – something that makes your holiday season light up – and that you post them with the #PPLLightUpTheHolidays hashtag on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram between Dec. 11-26. (Each photo will only be counted once for the purposes of calculating our donation. So, no need to post them more than once.)
At the end of the campaign, we’ll pick a few of our favorite photos and post them here on our Stories blog. (The photo shown above is one of the photos we chose last year.)
There are no prizes and no formal “winners” – except the people we can help through our Operation HELP donation, of course.
Official rules of the campaign are below. We hope you’ll take part!
#PPLLightUpTheHolidays Campaign Rules
By submitting a photo, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Official Rules, which are subject to modification in the sole discretion of PPL Electric Utilities.
To be eligible to take part, you must be at least 18 years of age as of Dec. 11, 2017.
The campaign will be open to photo submissions between 12:01 a.m. Dec. 11 and 11:59 p.m. Dec. 26, 2017. Only photos posted to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the #PPLLightUpTheHolidays hashtag will be considered to be included in the campaign.
Don’t post a photo unless you own the copyright. Photos must be your own work (or the work of a family member, if submitting a “flashback” photo from the past.)
PPL Electric Utilities will select some, but not all, submitted photos for campaign-related communications after the campaign is over, such as social media posts summarizing the campaign. By submitting your photo(s), you give PPL Electric Utilities the right to reproduce it/them in connection with these campaign-related communications, without additional consideration or compensation.
PPL Electric Utilities will donate $5 to its Operation HELP program for each photo posted according to the rules above, up to a total of $2,500. Each individual photo will be counted only once toward the donation, even if it is posted multiple times or on more than one social media platform.
By submitting a photo to the campaign, you release, discharge and hold harmless PPL Electric Utilities, Facebook, and any other social media sites through which the campaign is accessed, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies, advertising and promotional agencies from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, damages, fees, or expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and expenses) of any kind arising out of or in connection with the campaign.
PPL Electric Utilities reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be: (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the campaign, or any Sponsor website; (b) violating the letter or spirit of these Official Rules or other guidelines; (c) violating the terms of service, conditions of use and/or general rules or guidelines of any Sponsor property or service, or (d) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
Campaign sponsor: PPL Electric Utilities, Two North Ninth Street, Allentown, PA 18101. This campaign is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or other social media sites. You are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Facebook or other social media sites. The information you provide will only be used for the purpose set forth in the Official Rules.
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of any entrant and/or Sponsor, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of Pennsylvania or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Pennsylvania. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained herein. Entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the campaign shall be resolved between the entrant and Sponsor exclusively by the appropriate court located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.