Note: Distribute to members of the media before the event in order to encourage attendance and coverage. This sample would need to be tailored to include individual details of your state competition, including the sponsoring coordinator, mention of corporate sponsors, and information about the event.
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For Immediate Release
(Headline): Consumer Savvy Teams Compete to Represent <State> at 2019 National LifeSmarts Championship in Orlando
(Subhead): State Championship Event Hosted by <Coordinator> DATE
What: <State> LifeSmarts state competition
LifeSmarts, a program of the National Consumers League, is a consumer education competition that tests teens in grades 9-12 about personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities.
The winner of <State> competition to advance to national competition in Orlando, April 13-16, 2019.
Where: City Civic Center
123 Main Street
When: DATE at TIME
Who: Iowa high school students, grade 9-12
Why: Teens are consumers
PROVIDE EXTRA INFORMATION HERE – WHO IS COORDINATING THE PROGRAM FOR YOUR STATE, HOW LONG HAVE THEY BEEN DOING SO, WHO WAS LAST YEAR’S CHAMP, HOW DID THEY DO AT NATIONALS, HOW MANY TEAMS ARE EXPECTED TO VIE FOR THE STATE TITLE, ETC.
LifeSmarts is a program of the National Consumers League. State coordinators implement the program locally. For more information, visit: www.lifesmarts.org, email email@example.com, or call the National Consumers League’s communications department at 202-835-3323. The National Consumers League, founded in 1899, is America’s pioneer consumer organization. NCL’s mission is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. For more information about NCL, visit www.nclnet.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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