How to Apply

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.

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

2022 Winners

Congratulations to Sam from Upper Dublin High School for winning the 2022 Congressional App Challenge!

Sam’s app, Planscape, challenges players to navigate an ever-changing landscape, representing the adaptability we need for life’s unpredictable obstacles.

Runners Up: 

Sean, Srikrishna, and Sreekara from Methacton School District. Their app, ArithMargic, generates math problems to solve, helping students to strengthen their math skills in a fun and easy way.
And Sai from Spring-Ford Area School District. His app, Time Flow, allows parents to monitor the amount of time their children play video games, helping teens reduce their time online.
Thank you to all our contestants and looking forward to our next year of contestants!