Enter to win an Echo Dot!


NMD United, Inc. is hosting an InDOTpendence contest! We will be giving away an Echo Dot to one new winner each month during 2017. The Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to control smart home devices, provide information, set alarms, make phone calls, and more. This piece of technology brings independence to the user allowing one to turn on lights, fans, switches, thermostats and other electronic items within the home environment with a simple vocal request.

1. How To Enter

You can enter to win an Echo Dot by submitting a short essay, creating a video, OR posting a photo to social media. This contest encourages participants to have fun and show their personality! Submission by any of the following methods is accepted:


(A.) Essay submissions should be 250 - 500 words in length (about one page) and should detail how

an Echo Dot will assist your independence and current goals. Essays should be submitted via e-mail



(B.) Create a video between 30 seconds and 2 minutes in length. Be sure to use the tag line "Connecting

the Dots to Independence" and mention NMD United within your video in some way. Upload the video to

YouTube and send the link to


(C.) Post a photo to your favorite social media platform. Tag NMD United on Facebook or @NMDUnited
via Twitter or Instagram. Photo entries must also include #inDOTpendence.


2. Eligibility

The contest is open to any member of the Facebook support group Living with M.D. Entries must be submitted with appropriate tags as outlined above before the 25th day of each month. Entries received after the 25th will be considered for entry into the following month's contest.


3. Contest Period

The contest will run January 1, 2017 - December 25, 2017. One Echo Dot will be awarded to a new winner each month. The winner will be announced on the last day of each month. Participants may submit multiple entries throughout the year, with limitation to one entry per method per month, and can only win once.


4. Winner Selection & Notification

Entries will be judged based on their content, creativity and originality. Winners will be contacted via their method of submission. Upon notification, winners must provide NMD United with their full contact information including full name and mailing address to


Check out all of our 2017 InDOTpendence winners and their entries! 


5. Rights Granted by Participation

By entering this contest, you understand and agree that NMD United and anyone acting on their behalf shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, included statements and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without any further compensation, notice, review or consent.


By entering this contest, you represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party's proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property rights of another, you will be disqualified at the sole discretion of NMD United. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, you shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims.


6. Terms & Conditions

NMD United reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest for any cause. This contest, hosted by NMD United, is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.