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Avnet's Dog Days of Summer Contest


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With a record-breaking heat wave plaguing most of the United States, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) announced today another reason to beat the heat and stay indoors – its “Dog Days of Summer” video contest. Running now through August 31, 2011, design engineers and hobbyists alike can win an iPad2 by uploading a video of creations they have designed using products available on Avnet’s line card. And with more than five million SKUs available to choose from, this contest should be a breeze. For official rules and details visit

To enter, contestants must upload a video of their design to the Avnet Electronics Marketing YouTube page by posting a response. Videos will be judged on originality, creativity, number of “thumbs up”; and fit to contest theme. Four contestants will each win an iPad2; with a winning video selected for designs that fit into the following four themes:
• Solar
• Communications
• Transportation
• Entertainment

“As the leading distributor of electronic components and embedded solutions, Avnet exposes our customers to the latest technological advancements,” said Ian Basey, vice president of marketing, Avnet Electronics Marketing, Americas. “As the temperatures continue to rise, I’m sure that the innovation and creativity will too. We’re really looking forward to seeing just how far the limits of the technology we supply can be stretched.”

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About Avnet Electronics Marketing
Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. that serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more than 70 countries, distributing electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain and supply-chain services. The group's website is located at

About Avnet, Inc.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 3, 2010, Avnet generated revenue of $19.16 billion. For more information, visit

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Avnet's Dog Days of Summer Contest

  1. 2. Four designers will win an iPad2! <ul><li>Contest runs August 1 – 31, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Upload a video of your design using as few as one product* found on Avnet’s line card </li></ul><ul><li>Choose from four themes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*No purchase necessary. </li></ul></ul>
  2. 3. Communication Design:
  3. 4. Transportation Design:
  4. 5. Solar Design:
  5. 6. Entertainment Design:
  6. 7. For official contest rules, visit: Tweet your entry using #dogdays & follow the contest on @avnetdesignwire