Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), Co-Chair of the Congressional STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Caucus, announced the 2018 NY-21 Congressional App Challenge. The Congressional App Challenge is open to all K-12 students in New York’s 21st Congressional District.

“In my visits with STEAM programs across our district, I’ve witnessed first-hand the incredible creativity of the North Country’s talented young app designers,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “The Congressional App Challenge is a unique opportunity for students to showcase their expertise through next-generation mediums. The winner of this competition will have their app displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year where it will be seen by visitors and dignitaries from around the world. I look forward to seeing what our gifted students can create!”

The Congressional App Challenge is open to all students regardless of coding experience and provides an opportunity for young people interested in computer science to design, create, and showcase an original app while giving them the chance to learn valuable technical skills. Students can participate as individuals or as teams of up to four.

Entries are being accepted now through October 15th, 2018. 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.

For more rules and information visit www.CongressionalAppChallenge.us.