ATLANTA – Georgia Power continues to celebrate community service and holiday cheer with its annual Light Up the Holidays contest this year. This year, the company wants to see Georgia light up the holiday, either through a holiday fair or through community service.
Until December 26, Georgians aged 18+ are invited to enter Georgia Power’s “Light Up the Holidays” contest on Facebook. It’s easy:
- Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/gerogiapower)
- Post an original photo that creatively captures how you’re “lighting up the holidays,” either through a holiday advert OR through community service, as a comment on the page, along with the hashtag #LightUpTheHolidays
- Get your friends and family to like and comment on your photo.
At the end of the contest, Georgia Power will select two potential grand prize winners from all eligible entries based solely on the total number of interactions with the post (including likes/comments), with the two entries each receiving the highest interaction of a grand prize, the four Includes tickets to the 2022 Atlanta Botanical Gardens Garden Lights, Holiday Nights Display and four tickets to the 2022 Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta on Saturday, December 31st.
Visit www.GeorgiaPower.com/holiday for more information and full contest rules.
Easy ways to save money and energy this holiday
- Light with LEDs.LED decorations can use more than 50 percent less energy than traditional incandescent decorations and last up to 10 times longer.
- Find festive fiberglass.The technology uses a light source that flows through a fiber optic cable to multiple visible points of light.
- timing matters.Use smart plugs and timers to ensure Christmas decorations are only used when people are home or awake to enjoy them.
When partying, keep safety first
- Check your outlets. Look for outlets with loose plugs, exposed wires, or broken plates and have a qualified electrician repair them. Use safety covers on all sockets accessible to children.
- Check for damaged wires. Check each set of lights, new or old, for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires, or loose connections. Discard damaged kits or repair before use.
- Watch out for lines and bars. Ensure decorations are placed away from utility poles, wires, and the building’s primary electrical connection or connection point, and use caution when using ladders or working from the ground.
- Be extra careful outdoors. Use only lamps and extension cords rated for outdoor use, and keep electrical connections above ground and away from areas where water can collect.
- Cut the tree safely.Use only non-combustible or flame retardant materials to trim a tree.
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