Congressional App Challenge

About the Congressional App Challenge

Sponsored by the Internet Education Foundation, the Congressional App Challenge is designed to engage student creativity and encourage their participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education fields. The nationwide event allows high school students across the country to compete against their peers by creating and exhibiting their mobile, tablet or PC apps on a platform of their choice.

Eligible students who pre-register may begin coding their applications immediately and submit them as early as June 1, 2020. Students may work alone or in teams of up to four participants and can use any coding language (C, C++, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, “block code,” etc.) and any platform (PC, web, tablet, robot, mobile, etc.)  


Eligibility and Age Division

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 uo to four. No more than four students are allowed to form a team. Students may compete in the district they reside in or in the district they attend school in. If competing in a team, at least half of the teammates must be eligible to compete in the district which they are participating in. 

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2020 Registration and Deadline 

To register for the 2020 Congressional App Challenge, please visit

The deadline for students to submit their apps for the 2020 Congressional App Competition is October 19, 2020. Winners will be announced in December.