Congressional App Challenge

As Co-Chair of the Congressional STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Caucus, I am pleased to announce that the Congressional App Challenge, a competition designed to engage student creativity and promote their participation in computer science and coding, will take place from June 4th to October 15nd this year. 

This nationwide effort was established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013 and allows students to compete against their peers by creating and an application or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices.  The Congressional App Challenge is designed to highlight the value of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) education.

The Congressional App Challenge is open to all K-12 students in New York’s 21st Congressional District, regardless of coding experience. Students entering the competition must submit their app to during the Competition Submission Period between June 4th, 2018, and 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.

The winner from our district, chosen by a panel of expert judges, will be featured on, and the winning app will also be on display in the U.S. Capitol alongside winners from across the country.

For more information, please visit the official Congressional App Challenge website at