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Competitions

Competitions

All the practice, preparation and consumer smarts come together in competition. We encourage students to “Learn It. Live It.” … and show off what they know! Here are all the events and competitions available to players:

Click here for Participant Release forms–required for all live competitions
Click here for information about the 2018 National LifeSmarts Championship–
April 21-24 in San Diego, CA
Click here for more information on “automatic bids” — 5 teams will qualify directly for the National LifeSmarts Championship via a two-step process
Click here for more information on “automatic bids”–

5 teams will qualify directly for the National LifeSmarts Championship via a two-step process
Click here for the archives–
includes TeamSmarts results, lists of state Varsity & JV champions, results from National LifeSmarts Championships, and event results from FBLA and FCCLA

Varsity LifeSmarts - Open to all students in grades 9-12

Online Qualifying Session–Students begin online where they use LifeSmarts resources, practice competitions, and, when they’re ready, compete for a final score. Students must complete this competition during the timeframe for their state, generally September through January or February..
Monthly TeamSmarts Quizzes–Every month from September through January teams may complete the TeamSmarts challenge. These 100-question multiple-choice quizzes focus on a different topic each month. Points are awarded for both accuracy and speed — so students must work together to develop a winning strategy!
State Varsity Tournaments–Teams that complete the online qualification quizzes may advance to compete at the state level. In states without an in-person event, teams compete online using a special TeamSmarts quiz.
National LifeSmarts Championship–Winners of the state Varsity tournaments will be invited to represent their state at the National LifeSmarts Championship by their State Coordinator or by the National Consumers League.

FBLA Competitions - Exclusively for FBLA members in grades 9-12

FBLA Competitive Event–FBLA teams may compete in the FBLA LifeSmarts Competitive Event, with qualifying teams competing live at the FBLA National Leadership Conference in June.
FBLA TeamSmarts Challenge–From September through January FBLA Chapters compete against other FBLA teams for a $100 cash prize.

FCCLA Competitions - Exclusively for FCCLA members in grades 9-12

FCCLA LifeSmarts Consumer Knowledge Bowl–FCCLA teams may compete in the FCCLA/LifeSmarts Consumer Knowledge Bowl, with qualifying teams competing live at FCCLA Cluster Meetings and the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in July.
FCCLA TeamSmarts Challenge–From September through January FCCLA Chapters compete against other FCCLA teams for a $100 cash prize.

Junior Varsity - Open to all students in grades 6-8

Online Qualifying Session–Students begin online where they use LifeSmarts resources, practice competitions, and, when they’re ready, compete for a final score. Most states do not host an in-person event, the team with the highest score in the state is declared state champions.