Goodbye Donald

Goodbye Donald

Goodbye Donald


First place: $1,000 + $1,000 donation to Fair Fight

Second place: $500 + $500 donation to Fair Fight

Third place: $250 + $250 donation to Fair Fight

Dates to know

January 13: Submissions open

January 19, 11:59 PM EST: Submissions closed

January 22: Winners announced

About this Challenge

Four years ago, we introduced the "Dear Donald" series, prompting the Vocal community worldwide to write open letters to the United States president, Donald Trump. Over the last four years, you've raised your voices sharing grievances, suggestions, views, and concerns. Now that the President's term is coming to an end, we want to know what you have to say now that this historical American political era is coming to a close. Compose an open letter addressed to Donald Trump, and share your thoughts and feelings around the last four years and how they've impacted you, the country, and the world.

Prize amounts will be matched and donated to a cause we believe in, Fair Fight: an organization dedicated to fighting voter suppression in Georgia and nationally.


For your story to be eligible, it must be between 600 and 5,000 words and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Stories published on Vocal and entered into the contest up until January 19, 2021, at 11:59 PM EST will be entered for consideration. Official Rules for the Challenge can be found here.

To be eligible to win the grand prize, second place, or third place prizes, you must be over the age of 13 and residing in a country where Stripe is available at the time of entry. A complete list of countries where Stripe is available can be found here—winners will need to have a Stripe account created and connected in order to receive the prizes. For this reason, entrants located outside of any of these 35 countries will not be eligible to win.


How to enter

  1. Create your story on Vocal.
  2. When submitting your story for review, select Submit to a challenge and select Goodbye Donald.
  3. When your story has been approved, it will appear under Submissions on this page.

Submit an existing story:

If you have an existing story you would like to enter to this contest you can do so here:

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