App Challenge

The Congressional App Challenge (CAC) was established by the United States House of Representatives in 2014. This competition encourages students to create and submit their own app for the opportunity to receive national recognition.

The winning app from each Congressional District will be featured on a display in the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.  I encourage all students to submit their app ideas, and I look forward to seeing all of this year’s submissions from the Tenth District.

The winners of the Congressional App Challenge will be invited to the #HouseofCode Capitol Hill Reception and will also win a $250 Amazon Web Service credit.

If you would like to participate in the 2019 Congressional App Challenge register and submit your app by visiting

Friday, November 1st, 2019

  • This competition is open to middle and high school students who reside or attend school in the 10th Congressional District. Visit to ensure you live in the 10th District.
  • Students may register as individuals or as teams of up to four. No more than 4 students are allowed to form a team.
  • If competing as a team, at least two of the teammates must be eligible to compete in the district in which they are participating in.
  • Students may submit any app they’ve created within the last calendar year, as long as the app meets the submission requirements.


A complete submission will include the following components:

1. Registration Form (found on

2. Application Elements

  • Name of your app.
  • The coding language used to create the app.
  • Purpose: Explain your app’s purpose in ONE sentence.
  • Short Description: What is your app trying to accomplish and why?
  • Tell us about a technical/coding difficulty you faced in programming your app and explain your solution.
  • What still needs to be improved about your app?

3. Demonstration Video

  • Students must create a 1-3 minute video, showcasing what your app does and how it works.
  • The video must be uploaded onto a public site like Youtube or Vimeo, and set to public so the judges can view them.

Video Requirements:

  • Tell us your name(s) and the name of your app.
  • Clearly explain the purpose of your app.
  • Explain who your app is intended for.
  • Tell us what tools and coding languages you used to create your app.
  • Show us how your app is used. This constitutes the entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to the Official Rules.

4. Exit Questionnaire

  • A mandatory and anonymous exit questionnaire will be emailed to all students after the submission period closes
All entries must be submitted by Friday, November 1st, 2019. For more information visit the official Congressional App Challenge website.