On Monday July 8th, the House of Representatives launched the 2019 Congressional App Challenge (CAC) for its 5th consecutive year. As the CAC is district-specific, students compete against other students from their congressional district to be named their district’s Congressional App Challenge winner. After the Challenge’s completion, the winners from each district are welcomed to #HouseOfCode to meet their Congress Member and celebrate the future of American tech talent.
📱Calling all parents, teachers, mentors: middle & high school students interested in coding are invited to submit an app for the 2019 Congressional App Challenge.— Rep. Susan Wild (@RepSusanWild) July 21, 2019
Check it out👉https://t.co/ZGbd1Alv2F#Congress4CS @CongressionalAC pic.twitter.com/iKdJeVOPdS
The Challenge is open to all middle and high school students residing or attending school in a district whose Member of Congress is hosting an App Challenge. In 2019, Over 275 Members of Congress are hosting App Challenges in their respective districts. Of the Freshman Congress Members, 75% are hosting a Challenge in their district. Students with or without coding experience are welcome! In fact, 44% of students who competed in the 2018 Challenge were beginners.
Interested in taking the Challenge? Remember, the application portal closes November 1st!
Marianas middle school & high school students interested in computer science or STEM fields, it’s time to enter this year’s .@CongressionalAC. Previous winners came to DC to show their apps to members of Congress & leaders in the tech industry.— Del. Kilili Sablan (@Kilili_Sablan) July 18, 2019
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The CAC is an official initiative of the U.S. House of Representatives, managed by the Internet Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Want to know if your Congress Member’s district is hosting an App Challenge? Click here! Not sure who your Congress Member is? Click here!
The Congressional App Challenge is supported by private-sector organizations that share a commitment to creating a diverse pipeline of computer science talent. These organizations make it possible for the Challenge to reach students from across the nation and spread computer science education to all.