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Congressional App Challenge

About the Congressional App Challenge (CAC)

The Congressional App Challenge is an academic competition promoting science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This competition encourages high school students to learn how to code by creating an original app.

The winning app will be displayed on the U.S. House of Representatives website and the Congressional App Challenge website.

If you wish to enter the 2019 Congressional App Challenge, please read the rules and regulations below. If you have any questions, please contact Marie Alvarado at the Round Rock office at 512-246-1600 or via email, Marie.Alvarado@mail.house.gov

What are the rules?

  • Participant must be a middle or high schooler.
  • Participant can use any programming language, (C, C++, JavaScript, Python, etc.).
  • Participant can register as an individual or as team of up to four.
  • Participant can compete in the district they reside in, or the district they attend school in.
  • Participant is only allowed to compete in a district which is hosting an App Challenge.
  • Only apps created within the last calendar year will be accepted

App Parameters

  • The app can be about any topic, but it must be appropriate for the public.
  • The app can be on any platform (web app, desktop/PC, mobile, etc.).
  • The app must have some degree of functionality.
  • The app must be completely original.


  • Students can register for the 2019 Congressional App Challenge at www.congressionalappchallenge.us
  • If competing as a team, one member must make the team profile, and then invite the other members.
  • Everyone must create a personal profile and complete eligibility quiz.
  • Participants will receive an email with the rest of the application after registration.
  • The application consists of questions, and instructions to create a demonstration video.
  • Once submitted, students must complete the Exit Questionnaire.

Winner Selection and Prizes

  • November is the Judging period and District Judges will evaluate the submissions.
  • The winning app in each district will be featured on the U.S. House website and the Congressional App Challenge website


CAC will accept submissions from June 5-November 1 on 11:59pm EST.

Winners will be selected by December 9th


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