Telperion writes: This year marks the 4th International Art Competition of ST Wieza City Culture and Art Centre of Bielawa in association with City Promotion and Strategy Department of Bielawa (Poland). The theme of this year’s competition is Battles and Combats of the First Age and there is much freedom allowed in the artistic style and technique chosen by competitors. The First Prize is €250 and there are two Second Prizes of €100 each. The panel of judges will be chosen from a wide range of sources and will include the world famous Tolkien artist, John Howe, whom it is an honour to have as a judge. The competition is now open and the closing date for submissions is March 31st, 2008. Tolkien Themed Art Competition in Poland