Congressional App Challenge

Participation and Rules

Officially launched in 2015, this competition is a nationwide event intended to engage students’ creativity and encourage their participation in STEM fields. This competition allows students to compete with peers in their own district by creating and exhibiting their software application (AKA Apps) for web, PC, tablet, mobile, raspberry Pi or other platform of their choice. We accept any programming language, such as C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, "block code", etc.

Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four, provided at least two of the teammates are from our district. Students are encouraged to register online by Sept 10th, before submitting their app by the November 1st deadline.

The apps will be evaluated by a panel of local judges who work within the academic, software and entrepreneurial fields. The winning app from each congressional district which hosted a Challenge will be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website ( and displayed in a U.S. Capitol exhibit.

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I hope that you will participate in this exciting event. Should you have any questions or concerns, please call Koh Chiba in my District Office at 215-884-4300 or email