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Congressional App Challenge

The annual Congressional App Challenge works to inspire students across the country through hands-on practice with coding and computer science. The contest is an opportunity for young people to cultivate their skills in these STEM disciplines and to begin thinking about their futures in any of the many American industries that will rely on emerging technologies and STEM innovation in the coming years.


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. If you are not sure whether you are a resident, 
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Students may use any programming language they choose, including C, C++, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, "block code," etc. You may design your app for any platform, including PC, web browser, tablet, mobile, robot, etc.


Student registration officially opens on June 24, 2021, but pre-registration is now open for students.

To pre-register for the 2021 Congressional App Challenge, 
click here.

Important Dates

June 24: Student registration opens
November 1: Deadline for students to register and submit their app online

If you have questions at any point during this process, please call our district office at (505) 428-4680.


The winning student’s app will be featured on the U.S. House of Representative’s website, as well as on display in a U.S. Capitol exhibit.

There may be additional prizes sponsored by App Challenge official partners.

To learn more about the Congressional App Challenge visit HERE.