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Congressional App Challenge

Officially launched by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015, the Congressional App Challenge is a nationwide effort allowing students to compete against their peers by creating an app for mobile, tablet, or computer devices. The Challenge aims to encourage innovation and engagement in coding and computer science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.

Challenge Rules and Requirements

-Student competitors must be in either middle school or high school.
-Students must either live or attend school in the 20th Congressional District of New York.
-Students may compete in teams of up to four.  At least half of the students in each team must live or go to school within the 20th Congressional District of New York to be eligible to compete.
-Students may create any application they want, on any platform, using any coding language.  There is no limit to their creativity!
-Students entering the competition must submit their app on CongressionalAppChallenge.us by 12:00 PM EDT on October 24th, 2024.

The winning individual or team will be chosen by an appointed panel of local expert judges, be honored with a Congressional commendation, and will be featured on CongressionalAppChallenge.us. Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

1. Quality of the idea
2. Creativity and originality of the app
3. Implementation of the idea, including user experience and design
4. Demonstrated expertise in and use of coding and programming skills 

For more information about the Competition, please visit the official Congressional App Challenge website at CongressionalAppChallenge.us.  There, you can find information specific to teachers and schools and students.

Additional questions or concerns can also be directed to Manik.Elahi@mail.house.gov or (518) 465-0700.

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