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Team Reference Page 2016

The National Consumers League is excited to see all of you at the 22nd National LifeSmarts Championship in Denver!

This page will provide updates for teams. Check back often.

Most information can be found in the 2016 State Champion Coach Memo.

4.19.16: Denver Digest #7

  • 2016 Champions
  • Link to photos
  • Food waste update
  • Safety Smart Ambassador program continues

Dates for 2017

4.4.16: Denver Digest #6

3.28.16 Denver Digest #5

  • Safety Smart Ambassadors
  • Excursions
  • Deadlines

3.21.16 Denver Digest #4

  • Coach Call March 22
  • Conference app
  • Safety Smart Ambassadors
  • Sister Team pairings

3.14.16 Denver Digest #3

  • Excursions
  • Reminders

3.7.16: Denver Digest #2

  • Safety Smart
  • Calendar

3.2.16: Denver Digest #1

  • Video Challenge Topics announced
  • Safety Smart Ambassador travel stipends and scholarships


To see as a PDF click here

March 2: Topics announced for Competition 1: LifeSmarts Video Challenge

March 7, 8 (choose one): Safety Smart webinars for coaches, click here to register

March 11: Deadline to register your team for competition

March 14: YouTube views start being counted for Video Challenge

March 16 (5:00 PM Eastern) or 22 (3:00 PM Eastern): Coaches’ call (888) 346-3659, and the pass code is 40175#

March 18: Deadline to book hotel rooms

March 18: Complete the Video Challenge Submission Form

March 25: Deadline to request a Safety Smart Ambassador travel stipend

March 30: Student Advisory Board applications due

March 30: Deadline for Student of the Year nominations

March 30: Deadline for Coordinator of the Year nominations

April 1: Deadline to submit Safety Smart Presentation Reports to earn travel stipend

April 1: Deadline for Safety Smart scholarship applications

April 1: Guest meal forms due with payment

Sister Team Assignments (announced March 16)

Guest Meal form

Competition 1: LifeSmarts Video Challenge

Teams attending the National LifeSmarts Championship will participate in their first competition before arriving in Seattle. Teams will produce a 1-minute educational video about a specific LifeSmarts topic, post it to YouTube, and then market the video to garner views.

Video Challenge Submission Form (Deadline March 18)

LifeSmarts Video Challenge Memo

LifeSmarts Video Challenge Rubric 2016


  • Why We Play LifeSmarts
  • Safety Smart Ambassadors
  • Using the LifeSmarts Website

Retired Practice Rounds: Released after the final state competition in March.

Easy Round, State Competitions 2015

Moderate Round, State Competitions 2015

Difficult Round, State Competition 2015

Twitter Contest! Join us on Twitter! Announcing the 2016 Twitter contest. Details here.

Live Streaming on April 12

The semifinal and final matches will be streamed live. Download the streaming flyer to share with friends and family.

Student Advisory Board: Applications due March 30, 2016

LifeSmarts is seeking six students and their coaches to serve on the 2016-17 LifeSmarts Student Advisory Board. Apply for this leadership position by March 30. Learn more.

Nominate a student for LifeSmarts Student of the Year

Each year LifeSmarts recognizes one outstanding student. Each national coach may nominate one student by completing the application found here. Applications are due by March 30, 2016. The student will be recognized at the awards luncheon on April 12.

Nominate your coordinator for LifeSmarts State Coordinator of the Year

Nominate your exceptional state coordinator for the LifeSmarts State Coordinator of the Year award. The application is due by March 30, 2015. This year’s winner will be recognized at the awards luncheon on April 12.