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Congresswoman Barbara Comstock

Representing the 10th District of Virginia

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Congressional App Challenge

The Congressional App Challenge is a competition aimed at encouraging U.S. 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 and 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.  For complete registration information and resources, please visit the Congressional App Challenge Website here. 

Important Dates

  1. Submissions will be accepted until 12:00 PM November 2, 2016.
  2. Winners will be announced on or around December 5, 2016.

Important Details

  1. Submissions may be from individuals or groups consisting of up to four people, two of whom must be from the 10th district.
  2. Participants must register here before submitting their materials.

Required Submission Materials

  1. Title of the app.
  2. Coding language used.
  3. Description of the issue the app tackles? (350 words)
  4. What sort of challenges participants faced in creating the app? (1500 words)
  5. What changes would participants make when constructing a second version of the app? (750 words)
  6. Demonstration video (must be less than 3 minutes)

Winners will be chosen based on originality, app design, and quality of coding. Additional information on the submission of an app and rules for the competition can be found here.  The competition is open to students of all abilities, if you have any interest we encourage you to check out our online resources. If you have any questions feel free to contact our office (202) 222-5136.