Alongside our business, and to build a bridge between the paper and the design world, RAIMA created in 1990 the RAIMA’s illustration contest. Because RAIMA believes in what he does and yes, headlong into the world of design to project everywhere and promote the work of professionals in the Fine Arts in a city that is a badge of modernity, art and design.
Already exceeded ten editions (the editions are biannual) and more than 4,000 participants, The RAIMA’s illustration and design contest has become one of the most important in Spain, both in number of participants and the quality of the works presented and the provision of awards (5,000 € and 2,500 € for the first second), not to mention the very great diffusion of each winning work then becomes the protagonist of 20,000 calendars collector who publishes and distributes each RAIMA in among its customers.
The theme is inspired by the works of the paper always accompanied by a “universal” subject such as cinema, science, music, etc. The technique is free, which significantly enriches participate: designers, illustrators, cartoonists, etc.
The winning work is chosen by a jury composed of professionals. Since the first edition we have sought the backing of professional groups, so even at that edition were written basis under the rules of ICOGRADA (International Council of Graphic Design Associations) under the supervision of one of its members founders, Mr. Amand Domenech (also founder of the Association of Graphic Designers of FAD, ADG / FAD and the Association for the Creation of the Association of Graphic Designers of Catalonia). We have the support of leading organizations in the design sector and the Fine Arts, FAD (Fostering Arts and Design) and BCD (Barcelona Centre Dissseny) and jury composed of professionals representing the various disciplines involved.
Awards are the works that have best managed to reflect the theme proposed under professional criteria of originality and artistic and technical quality of the work.
The RAIMA Group then creates and stimulates school and the stationery sector while demonstrating and cultivates the respect and the passion that feels for culture and art, acting as a launch pad for designers and illustrators.
The RAIMA established itself as the largest twice-yearly meeting of the state for the artists, both in number of participants and the quality of the works presented and the provision of awards (5,000 € for the first and 2,500 € for the second), not to mention the very great diffusion of each winning work then becomes the protagonist of the calendar collector that RAIMA publishes and distributes each year among his friends and clients. In 2014, the Generalitat de Catalunya awarded Raima the prize for the best commercial initiative in innovation.