They must have shot 35mm back in the day, then, and must be shooting full-frame 35mm diagonal sensors today. I would say that good quality digital has at least "equalled" 35mm film (by some definitions of "equal"), but MF film is still better than sub-full-frame digital, I believe. And all of the "cool features" of today's camera probably have won them over (and I'm actually interested in, and use, those features myself -- I just don't feel like I require them to get photos taken).
Originally Posted by toro_mike
I'm curious -- did they actually announce that only digital submissions would be welcome? Or is it more that the cool reception just kept getting cooler, and you could tell you'd never feel welcome?