I am not sure about the technicalities of some of the rules. E.g., if you shoot RAW you are, in some ways, shooting in B&W and in colour? Do I have to set my camera to its B&W setting from RAW to enter a B&W photo? I never do that, even if I think from the moment I take the shot that the final result will be put out in B&W.
Anyway, I agree with the spirit of the rules. Maybe respecting the spirit, rather than the strict technicalities, can be taken into account in the judging.
When there's an eel in the lake that's as long as a snake that's a moray.