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2017 Congressional App Challenge

2017 Congressional App Challenge

Rep. Dan Newhouse is pleased to announce to the students of Washington’s 4th Congressional district that the Congressional App Challenge, a competition designed to encourage student participation in computer science and coding, will take place from July 26th to November 1st of this year.

Established in 2013 and officially launched by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015, this nationwide effort allows students to compete against their peers by creating an application or “app” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices. The challenge is designed to highlight the value of computer science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and encourages students to engage in these fields.

Register, Create, and Submit!

The Congressional App Challenge is open to all students in the Fourth Congressional District of Washington either individually or in groups of up to four. Students entering the competition must first register and then submit their app on www.CongressionalAppChallenge.us during the Competition Submission Period between 12:00PM Eastern Standard Time on July 26th, 2017, and 12:00 Eastern Daylight Time on November 1st, 2017.

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria: quality of the idea, including creativity and originality; implementation of the idea, including user experience and design; and demonstrated excellence of coding and programming skills.

The winner from the 4th Congressional District, chosen by a panel of expert judges, will be featured on CongressionalAppChallenge.us, and the winning app will also be on display in the U.S. Capitol, honoring the winners from across the country, as well as additional prizes.

For more information, please visit the official Congressional App Challenge website at CongressionalAppChallenge.us or contact Matt Pettit at Matt.Pettit@mail.house.gov or (202) 225-5816.