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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

Representing the 21st District of New York

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 July 26th to November 2nd this year. This competition is designed to engage student creativity and promote their participation in computer science and coding.

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 Challenge.gov during the Competition Submission Period between July 26th, 2016, and 12:00PM on November 2nd, 2016.

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 CongressionalAppChallenge.us, 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 CongressionalAppChallenge.us where you can find the full Submission Process and Rules.