Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler | Representing Southwest Washington's 3rd District

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Congressional App Challenge

This year marks the second annual Congressional App Challenge. This competition is designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields.  Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, this competition is a nationwide event that allows high school students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. 

The Congressional App Challenge is open to all high school students in Southwest Washington. Students entering the challenge must submit their app’s source code online during the Challenge Submission Period between 9 PM Pacific Standard Time on November 9, 2015 and 9 PM Pacific Standard Time on January 21, 2016, as well as provide a YouTube or VIMEO video demo explaining their app and what they learned through this competition process.

Can I Participate?
The Challenge is open only to high school students who reside in a participating district or who are eligible to attend public high school in that district.  Individuals submitting on behalf of teams must meet the eligibility requirements for individual Contestants. Find out if I am eligible.

To Register
To enter, the student must create an account on and then register for the Congressional App Challenge under their participating Member of Congress’ profile during the Competition Submission Period. All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution.

1.    Register for the House Student App Challenge

2.    Register and Submit App by Jan 21st  at

Rules (Click Here For Full Rules)

Resources for Students and Teachers