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Black Box contest asks AV professionals to complete this sentence: 'You know you’re in AV if...'
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Black Box, an industry-leading provider of AV, multimedia, and digital signage technology, is asking AV industry professionals to put on their thinking caps and provide the best ending to this sentence: “You know you’re in AV if…” The contest will award an Apple® iPad® mini as a grand prize for the most humorous or original answer, as determined by popular vote. Nine runners-up will also receive a prize, either a Kindle Paperwhite® e-reader or a $25 Amazon Gift Card. To enter, visit: “The answer can be a ‘universal truth’ about working in the industry, something that others in the AV field can easily relate to,” says Harry Ostaffe, Black Box Director of Marketing. “Or it can simply be a unique observation or clever description—real or exaggerated—that accurately captures how all-consuming the job of an AV professional can be. Come up with a great answer and you just may win yourself a prize.” After the entry period ends on May 7, 2013, 15 finalists will be selected, and the finalists’ entries will be posted May 9, 2013 on, where voters can register to choose their favorite. Voting will end May 16, 2013, and 10 winners, including the grand prize winner, will be determined by popular vote. The contest is open only to legal U.S. residents of the fifty (50) United States and D.C. who are 18 years of age or older. For official contest rules, visit This is the second “you know you’re in…” contest conducted by Black Box. Last year, the company held a contest for IT professionals, with the grand prize going to Richard Warfield of Gaithersburg, MD. His answer, “You know you’re in IT if your pets are named CAT5 and CAT6,” was selected as the best of more than a thousand entries. “Our tech support and engineering staff talk to AV techs everyday,” says Ostaffe. “We hear a lot about the challenges they specifically face, often expressed in comical terms, so it just made sense to create a contest just for them.” For more than 35 years, Black Box has provided product solutions to professionals in the IT and AV industry. Its AV solutions include digital signage platforms, plus video extenders, splitters, switches, converters/scalers, and cabling. For help choosing a digital signage or AV distribution solution, speak to a free, 24/7 Tech Support expert today at 724-746-5500. Also be sure to ask about Black Box’s special support programs for system integrators and resellers. About Black Box Black Box is a leading technology product solutions provider that helps customers build, manage, optimize, and secure their networks. In addition to award-winning digital signage platforms, the company is a single source for AV extenders, splitters, switches, converters/scalers, and many other multimedia solutions. Black Box is ISO 9001:2008 certified and has received numerous industry recognitions, including the following awards: Info Security Products Global Excellence, CRN Tech Innovator, TMC Communications Solutions Product of the Year, Network Products Guide Reader Trust, Network Products Guide Product Innovation, R&D 100, Five Star ratings from SC Magazine, and a Cabling Business Magazine Award of Excellence. Black Box provides its customers with free, 24/7 pre- and post-sales technical support. Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB Technologies, Inc. Any third-party trademarks mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners.