Congressional App Challenge

House App Contest LogoThe Congressional App Challenge (CAC) was created to encourage student participation in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Students across the country are invited to participate, with new challenges posed each year. In 2016, participating individuals or teams of up to four students are asked to develop a working app on a platform of their choice. These apps will be judged by a panel of Rhode Island technology professionals and will be evaluated based on concept, implementation and impact.

There is no age minimum to participate in CAC, but students are not allowed to participate after they’ve graduated from high school in the 2nd District. I will recognize the winning app’s developer(s) at a district awards presentation, and the app will be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives website. There will also be a display in the U.S. Capitol to honor all of the district-level winners.

Interested students can register here.

Important dates for the 2016 Congressional App Challenge

Students may begin working on their apps as soon as they like.

The competition submission period closes at Noon November 2, 2016.

After the submission period has ended, apps cannot be modified in any way before the completion of judging. Judging will last from November 2, 2016 through December 2, 2016, and winners will be announced on or around December 5, 2016.

Rules and Requirements

Resources for Students