Participate in the 2021 Congressional App Challenge for Middle and High School Students!

Deadline to submit – November 1st, 2021

The Congressional App Challenge is a yearly competition in which middle and high school students in participating congressional districts are challenged to code their own web or mobile app, flexing their coding and computer science skills. Students can use any programming language (ex: C, C++, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, “block code”…) and any platform (PD, web, mobile, robot). There are no limits on the theme or topic.

To be eligible, the student must be a middle or high school student at time of app submission. Students may register and submit as individuals or as teams of up to 4 people. Registration is currently open for students residing in participating districts. Click here to register! Click here to see if you live in a participating district. 

Read the full set of rules by clicking here.

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Important Dates:

– May – Student pre-registration opens

– June 24th – The Challenge officially launches

– November 1st – Deadline to register and submit application (online submission)

– November – Judging period

– December – Winners announced!


Prizes include:

1. Winning apps are eligible to be displayed in the US Capitol Building and featured on the House of Representatives’ website –

2. Winning students are invited to #HouseofCode Capital Hill Reception in Washington D.C.

3. Sponsor prizes – TBA