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Bank Muscat launches photography competition on Muscat Festival theme

MUSCAT, 9 February 2013 – Shababi, the first youth banking in Oman from Bank Muscat, has launched an exciting photography competition for youth on the theme of Muscat Festival offering attractive cash prizes. The first prize winner will receive RO 500, the second prize winner RO 300 and the third prize winner RO 100.
The competition is open only for Shababi customers and participants are required to email a soft copy of their entry to shababi@bankmuscat.com mentioning their Shababi account name and number. All entries must be linked to Muscat Festival activities and the photograph size should not exceed 5 mb. Only one unedited photograph per entry will be accepted.
The competition which started on 3 February runs till 28 February and winners will be announced during the third week of March.
Amjad Hassan Al Lawati, Head – Products and Services, said: “Shababi represents the country's youth who are the future of Oman. Shababi aims to engage the youth beyond banking, offering varied opportunities like sports, games, arts and entertainment, thereby supporting their lifestyle activities. Shababi encourages the youth from an early age to develop a savings habit. A strong savings culture inculcated among the youth would have a positive social and economic impact."
Bank Muscat launched the exclusive Shababi package for youth aimed at supporting their lifestyle and encouraging the savings habit.  Shababi is targeted at youth in the age group of 18 to 25 years who are pursuing higher education in university / colleges. Over 23 per cent of the Omani population comprises youth in the age group of 18 to 25 and Shababi fulfills the long-felt need of specialised banking services for this segment.

The customised Shababi package includes special savings account with a lower minimum balance requirement of RO 10. Shababi customers are charged only 250 baisa for lower minimum balance. The package also includes free internet banking, free mobile banking and a colourful and youthful free branded debit card valid for 5 years.

A dedicated web portal (www.bankmuscat.com/shababi) is available for Shababi customers to keep themselves updated on events, activities and promotions available with partner establishments, including sports shops, restaurants and entertainment.
Exclusive prize draws are held for Shababi customers. Ten winners receive RO 300 each in the monthly Shababi draws. Special competitions and activities are also organized for youth.
In tie-ups with leading establishments, the youth also benefit from special offers, promotions and discounts. Shababi package is available for both Omani and expatriate youth studying in local or international colleges in Oman.