We have some excellent painters in the forum. I enter these, not because I feel like I can win most months (I basically paint to a good table-top standard)...but to encourage me to keep painting. I have had much better luck over in the conversion contests, but I love doing kitbashes and conversions.
I think Tawa is a temporal entity that exists outside of the hobby/modeling timeline. Essentially, he's the Heresy Online equivalent of a Time Lord... which is kinda hilarious and frightening all at the same time.
"God-Emperor? Calling him a god was how all this mess started."
who decides what the competition on or is it pre set
You can find the calendar in this thread. However, for the sake of ease, the calendar is as follows:
January - Free for All February - Single Miniature March - Vehicle/Monster April - Squad/Regiment May - Free for All June - Single Miniature July - Vehicle/Monster August - Squad/Regiment September - Free for All October - Single Miniature November - Vehicle/Monster December - Squad/Regiment