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App Competition

The Congressional App Challenge began in 2013. Leaders within U.S. House of Representatives and at the Internet Education Foundation wanted to encourage students to pursue computer science and STEM education. House Resolution 77, which was overwhelmingly passed by the House of Representatives created the program and challenge. In House Resolution 77, the U.S. House outlined the plans how each Representative would host district-by-district computer science, or “app,” competitions for students.

To date, more than 14,000 students and 250 Congressional offices have participated in the Congressional App Challenge.

To participate, teams must sign up and submit their app here. Teams can range from one to four members and must be comprised of middle and/or high school students. Teams work together, using any programming language (ie: C++, Java Script, Python) and any platform (ie: PC, web, mobile), to create their application. There are no limits on application themes or topics. The rules request that at least two members of each team reside in or attend school in the Second Congressional District of Illinois.

The full rulebook can be accessed here.

Submission Deadline: October 19, 2020


Robin Kelly



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