Norton Wild Card Teams

Norton Wild Card Team Bids

LifeSmarts welcomes new teams to enjoy the camaraderie and high level of competition at the National LifeSmarts Championship!

Again in 2024, the LifeSmarts and Norton Wild Card application process provides an opportunity for new Varsity teams (grades 9 – 12) to earn travel stipends to allow them to attend and compete in the 2024 National LifeSmarts Championship and contend for scholarships and prizes.

The Norton and LifeSmarts Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative
To increase LifeSmarts’ reach in underserved communities, Norton and LifeSmarts have partnered to create targeted opportunities with direct support to first-time attendees at the 2024 National LifeSmarts Championship, April 18-21, in San Diego, CA. This successful partnership began in 2023, and nine teams attended that year’s National LifeSmarts Championship thanks to assistance from Norton.

2024 National LifeSmarts Championship first-time team support
The signature component of the LifeSmarts and Norton Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative is funding to ensure that new teams can attend the 2024 National LifeSmarts Championship without financial burden. Ten teams will receive a full travel stipend ($3,500) that may be used to cover the cost of travel and hotel rooms. Coaches will receive an additional $500 stipend, and the LifeSmarts State Coordinator will receive a $500 stipend to assist with recruitment costs, team assistance, and travel expenses.

Download the instructions for the application and competition process here.

The Wild Card TeamSmarts quiz will be posted September 1 – November 10.

The application deadline is November 10, 2023 at midnight EST.

Don’t miss out!  Work with your team to submit your Wild Card bid today!

Important:  You cannot return to this application so be prepared to submit all required information at one time.

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  • Each Team will need a student team captain. This can be changed later if necessary, but we do need the name of a student captain.
  • If you do not know your State Coordinator's name, look it up here: f you need additional help, email
  • If you do not know your State Coordinator's email, look it up here: If you need additional help, email