Congressional App Challenge

October 29, 2019

The Congressional App Challenge is now open to middle and high school students in Philadelphia and across the country.  Students participating must submit their app source code by the Friday, November 1, 2019 deadline

Students are encouraged to use their creativity to inspire new apps for mobile, tablet or computer devices in the Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Academic Challenge.   

This contest is an ideal stepping stone for young coders and programmers. It gives students the opportunity to showcase their amazing abilities and to compete to have their applications featured on the official Congressional App Challenge website. 

Winning students or teams will be invited to the #HouseofCode Capitol Hill reception in Washington, D.C., where winners will demonstrate their apps to their representatives and connect with other coders from around the country during a demo day reception.  

Included should be a YouTube/Vimeo video explaining the app itself and what the student or team learned through this competition. 

Can I Participate?
The competition is open to all middle school and high school students who attend a public school (including charter schools) in Pennsylvania’s 3rd District. Individuals submitting on behalf of teams must meet the eligibility requirements for individual contestants.

To determine eligibility, click here.  

How Do I Enter?
To enter, the student must create an account and register at by the Nov. 1 deadline. All entries must be original in concept, design and execution. Additionally, students may submit entries that are conceptual and do not have a working program. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please call my office at 215-276-0340.