Each year, the U.S. House of Representatives hosts the Congressional App Challenge. This is an annual coding competition designed to encourage middle school and high school student participation in computer science and coding, regardless of experience. It is an opportunity for students to compete against other peers within their district by creating an original application in a variety of programming languages and on different platforms.


- To be eligible to participate in the Congressional App Challenge, you must be a middle or high school student at the time of app submission. 
- Students may register as individuals or as teams of up to four. No more than four students are allowed to form a team.
- Students may compete in the district they reside in or the district they attend school in.
- If competing as a team, at least half of the teammates must be eligible to compete in the district in which they are participating in.

You can find more information about rules and eligibility here.

Register here.


April 1, 2022: Student pre-registration opens.
June 15, 2022: Challenge officially launches.
November 1, 2022: Deadline for students to register and submit their app online.
November 2022: Judging period.
December 2022: Winners announced!

Feel free to contact Jena Yang with questions about the Congressional App Challenge.