Congressional App Challenge

The Congressional App Challenge is a competition aimed at encouraging middle and high school students to learn how to code by creating their own applications.  

The Challenge is a nationwide effort allowing 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. 

This competition is open to all students who meet the eligibility requirements, regardless of coding experience. We strongly encourage students of all skill levels to participate, enabling them to learn how to create their own apps. Students are encouraged to register online and submit their apps by November 1, 2023. 

The Congressional App Challenge is open to all middle and high school students in Iowa’s Third District. Students entering the competition must submit their app to CongressionalAppChallenge.us during the Competition Submission Period through November 1, 2023. 

The winner from Iowa’s Third District, chosen by a panel of expert judges, will be featured on CongressionalAppChallenge.us. The winning app will also be eligible to be on display in the U.S. Capitol, honoring the winners from across the country. 

To learn more about the competition or to submit an app go to the CongressionalAppChallenge.us website.