I am pleased to announce that my office is hosting the 2023 Congressional App Challenge.

The Congressional App Challenge is a competition aimed at encouraging middle and high school students to learn how to code by creating their own applications. The Challenge is intended to highlight the value of computer science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. 

The House of Representatives knows how crucial these skills are and wants to encourage students to engage in these fields. By encouraging and recognizing our nation’s young programming talent, Congress hopes to shine a light on the growing importance of these skills. This competition is open to all students who meet the eligibility requirements, regardless of coding experience. We strongly encourage students of all skill levels to participate, enabling them to learn how to create their own apps. 

The winner from my district, chosen by a panel of expert judges, will be featured on CongressionalAppChallenge.us. The winning app will also be eligible to be on display in the U.S. Capitol, honoring the winners from across the country.

Students are encouraged to register online here and submit their apps by November 1st. To learn more about the competition or to submit an app, please review the information below.


  • 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.

  • Students must include link to their online development environment, such as GitHub. 

You can find more information about the challenge here and watch our informational webinar here.  


April 1, 2023: Student pre-registration opens.
June 15, 2023: Challenge officially launches.
November 1, 2023: Deadline for students to register and submit their app online.
November 2023: Judging period.
December 2023: Winners announced!

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