Entrants to this year’s Chatterbox Challenge have received this email. I hope Wendell doesn’t mind me sharing it here:
I have decided after 12 years to end the CBC. I think the contest has become a bit stale and needs a new life and a new direction. I’m hoping another contest will appear and perhaps take it’s place. I do think it’s been a good alternative to the Loebner Contest allowing virtually anyone to enter with minimal entry restrictions.
If any individual or group has an interest in starting a new contest Peter Cole, the sponsor of the 2011 and 2012 CBC, maybe interested in being the sponsor.
Thanks for all the support over the years.