Congressional App Challenge

We are pleased to announce that we are hosting the Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a competition designed to encourage student participation in computer science and coding. This is the first year for our office.

Important Dates

Deadline to register: September 10, 2019 (REGISTER HERE)

Deadline to submit your app: November 1, 2019

Winners announced: December 2019

Important Information

  • You can create a new app for the challenge or submit an app you've created since November 1, 2018
  • To enter, you must be a middle school or high school student at the time of submission
  • You can enter the challenge by yourself or as a team of up to 4 students
  • You can enter in the district you live in or the district you go to school in

Find the official Congressional App Challenge rules HERE

Officially launched by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015, this nationwide effort allows students to compete against their peers by creating an application (also known as an “app”) for desktop/PC, web, tablet, mobile, raspberry Pi or other devices. We accept any programming language, such as C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, or "block code." The Challenge is designed to promote innovation and engagement in computer science.

The Congressional App Challenge is open to all middle and high school students in the 23rd Congressional District of New York. Students entering the competition must submit their app to during the Competition Submission Period between now through November 1st, 2019. The winner from the 23rd Congressional District, chosen by a panel of expert judges, will be featured on The winning app will also be eligible to be on display in the U.S. Capitol, honoring the winners from across the country.

For more information, please visit the official Congressional App Challenge website at, email, or contact a member of our team, Molly Safreed at

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