PG&E Celebrates Black History Month with Student Photo and Essay Contest on Building a Better California

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In celebration of Black History Month, PG&E invites high school students
throughout its service territory to submit a photo and short 300 word
essay demonstrating how they are helping build a better California.

“PG&E is committed to being a leader in diversity and a model corporate
citizen in the communities we serve. During Black History Month we
recognize the contributions of historical figures like Martin Luther
King Jr. and celebrate those employees and customers who are continuing
his legacy of social responsibility within their own communities. We are
proud to showcase how our youth and future leaders are making an impact
in their communities,” said Robert Kenney, vice president CPUC
Regulatory Relations and sponsoring officer of PG&E’s Black Employee
Resource Group (ERG).

Members of PG&E’s Black ERG and partnering community based
organizations, including African American Art and Culture Complex in San
Francisco, Oakland Public Library, and the Fresno Black Chamber of
Commerce will select the winning photo and essay. To be considered,
students must submit a photo and 300 maximum word essay demonstrating
how they are making a difference in their communities. Only one entry
per student will be permitted. Entries will be judged based on
creativity and level of community involvement. The winner will receive a
technology prize package with digital tools that will assist in
furthering their education.

The winning student will also be profiled in their own short documentary
style video, highlighting a day in their life. The video will be
featured via the social media channels of partnering community based

The deadline for students to submit their photos and essays is Sunday,
February 19 by noon. Students can submit their entries via email to
All entries must be submitted by the deadline to be considered.

The results of the 2016 PG&E Black History Month Photo Contest will be
announced during the first week of March. The winning student will be
invited to a special award presentation in March with community leaders
and partners.

About PG&E

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E
(NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas
and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco,
with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the
nation’s cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and
Central California. For more information, visit


Evelyn Escalera, 415-973-5930