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Congressional App Challenge

Each year, a nationwide app challenge is sponsored by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Middle school and high school students from the 14th Congressional District, may create and submit their original apps for a chance to win the Congressional App Challenge (CAC) encouraging them to learn to code and inspiring them to pursue careers in computer science.

The winner from the 14th Congressional District will be chosen by a panel of judges and featured on The winning app will also be eligible to be on display in the U.S. Capitol, along with other winners from across the country.


  • Students may use any programming language (example: C, C++, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, "block code," etc.) and any platform (PC, web, tablet, robot, mobile, etc.).
  • 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. No more than four students are allowed to form a team.
  • Students may compete in the district they reside in or the district they attend school in.
  • If competing as a team, at least half of the teammates must be eligible to compete in the district in which they are participating in.


How to participate

Students should submit their app through the Congressional App Challenge's website

Applications close Wednesday, November 1, 2023

For questions, please reach out to Sydney Devitt at - Good luck!