LifeSmarts


Category: Objective Test

Type: Team

Grade Level: 9-12

Event Guidelines

• Register teams at https://lifesmarts.org/fbla when the competition opens before the starting date.
• Compete individually with both team members completing a 60-question quiz across all LifeSmarts topic areas.
• Demonstrate leadership by completing a team personal finance assessment.
• Complete a team consumer assessment.
• Receive a cumulative score after completing all activities.
• Be ranked against other participating FBLA teams.

 

Challenge Dates
Fall: October 20 – November 13, 2020
Spring: February 1-26, 2020

Teams of two complete three Challenge activities to earn a cumulative score:
1. Working individually, both students complete a 60-question quiz across all LifeSmarts topic areas
2. Students work as a team to complete the 50-question TeamSmarts personal finance assessment
3. Students work as a team to complete the 50-question TeamSmarts assessment on consumer topics

Eligibility:

Schools can register teams of two (2), from active, local chapters may participate in both the fall and spring online
LifeSmarts Competitions. A team member cannot be on more than one (1) team. Team members cannot be changed
once a team has registered. Members are unable to participate in any other event if they have qualified and plan on
participating in the final round at the NLC. Competitors must have paid FBLA national and state dues by 11:59 p.m.
Eastern Time on January 15 of the current school year.

Judging

All judging occurs through the LifeSmarts program and winners are notified individually.

Who Goes to Nationals?

The top twelve (12) nationally ranked teams from each FBLA LifeSmarts competition—but no more than one per state, per challenge—will advance to the final round. Members are not allowed to participate in any other national event if they have qualified for the national conference and plan on participating in the LifeSmarts final round at the NLC. These twenty-four (24) teams are determined by the standings in the fall and spring FBLA LifeSmarts Competition, which is administered via the Internet during the school year. At NLC teams will compete four times: Two (2) buzzer matches One (1) team activity One (1) individual assessment per team member The top eight (8) teams advance to the second day of competition, which is a knock-out bracket. Scores are cumulative. Note: FBLA LifeSmarts is sponsored by the LifeSmarts program of the National Consumers League, and the competition is modeled after the LifeSmarts consumer education competition available free of charge to schools across the country through www.lifesmarts.org. LifeSmarts focuses on personal finance, consumer rights and responsibilities, technology, the environment, and health and safety. Teams compete online and in live national competition.