Congressional App Challenge

Each fall, a nation-wide middle and high school coding competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional App Challenge is an opportunity to recognize and encourage computer science talent in the nation, as well as in our Congressional District.
The Congressional App Challenge is open to all middle and high school students in our District. Students can use ANY programming language (example: C, C++, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, “block code,” etc.) and ANY platform (PC, web, tablet, robot, mobile, etc.). There are NO LIMITS on application theme or topic!
Winning apps are eligible to be displayed in the US Capitol Building and featured on the House of Representatives’ website,
Winning students are invited to #HouseofCode Capitol Hill Reception in Washington D.C.
$250 per winner in Amazon Web Services credits!
To be eligible to participate in the Congressional App Challenge, you must be a middle or high school student at the time of app submission. Students may register as individuals or as teams of up to four. (If competing as a team, at least two of the teammates must be eligible to compete in the district in which they are participating in.)
Important Dates:
November 1 – Deadline for students to register and submit their app online
November – Judging period
December 9 – Winners announced!
To register and submit your app, go to the website for the Congressional App Challenge: You will also find complete rules, resources to learn how to code (it’s easier than you might think and a great skill to have!), past winners and their apps, and more!
If you would like more information on the Congressional App Challenge, including this year's deadlines, please email Julia Fegan at and include your name, grade, street address, name of school, and phone number.