The U.S. House of Representatives started the Congressional App Challenge (CAC) to encourage students to learn coding and innovation techniques. The CAC inspires students to learn how to code through a district wide competition in order for the chance to be recognized on the national level.
- June 24th: Student Registration Opens – With Approval from the Committee on House Administration
- August 1st: Final Day For Offices to Register
- November 1st: Student Applications Close
- December 31st: Winners Announced
- Students must either be in Middle School or High School.
- Students can participate in up to teams of four.
- For each team, 50% of the students must either live or go to school in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District.
- For solo students, the student must either live or go to school in the Texas’ 23rd Congressional District.
- Students have until NOVEMBER 1STto submit their apps.
- Apps can be coded on any platform, using any programming language, on any topic.
- A video Demonstrating the App
- A Short Summary of the App
- Inspiration for the App
- Coding Language Used
- Technical Difficulties Encountered
- Improvement in Version 2.0 of App
- Contact Information
- Register on the Congressional App Challenge website
- Design and create your app.
- Submit your app before NOVEMBER 1ST
- The winner will be announced by December 31st, 2021 and will be honored at #HouseofCode, will have the App displayed in Capitol for one year, and the chance to receive additional prizes.
Find a full list of student eligibility, submission requirements, and how to participate here.