AKRON, Ohio, June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For many western Pennsylvanians, summer is the season of backyard barbeques, reading on the patio, and relaxing on the deck under the stars. Penn Power is inviting its customers to show off these outdoor living spaces for a chance to win prizes in the company's inaugural "Summer of Cool" Photo Contest. Submit a photo of your personal retreat - whether it's a tiny balcony or a spacious backyard - through the Penn Power Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/PennPower) until July 10. Up to 10 finalists will be selected by Penn Power based on criteria such as overall design, decor, outdoor lighting and appeal. Finalists' photos will be posted on Facebook for public voting from July 11 until July 21. The grand prize winner will receive a $200 Visa ® gift card and two light bulbs containing Bluetooth speakers. The first prize winner will receive a $100 gift card. More information, including complete contest rules, will be posted to the Penn Power Facebook page. The "Summer of Cool" contest is open only to Penn Power customers who are legal residents of Pennsylvania and who are at least 18 years of age. Only one entry per household will be accepted. Employees and family members of FirstEnergy, Penn Power or its advertising agency are not eligible. Penn Power is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) and serves more than 160,000 customers in all or parts of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Crawford, Lawrence, and Mercer counties in western Pennsylvania. Follow Penn Power on Twitter @Penn_Power, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PennPower, and online at www.pennpower.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/penn-power-invites-customers-to-enter-summer-of-cool-photo-contest-300482608.html SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.