The House App Contest Begins Saturday, February 1 at 12:00pm EDT

About The House Student App Challenge:

Modeled after the Congressional Art Competition, the House Student App Challenge promotes Computer Science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education by recognizing and incentivizing our nation’s young programming talent.

The House Student App Challenge is open to all high school students in participating districts. The inaugural App Challenge will run from February 1 to April 30, 2014.

Congressman Bob Goodlatte and Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo serve as the 2014 App Challenge Co-chairs. Members of the House of Representatives can register to host an App Challenge at

This new competition, which is hosted by the U.S. House of Representatives, is designed to engage students’ creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields. It is a nationwide event that allows high school students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application (“app”) for mobile, tablet, or other computing devices on a platform of their choice. Throughout the competition period, participating students will be provided opportunities to engage with various STEM educational partners, located within their own communities, to mentor and assist them with their app development.

About The Congressional App Challenge Coalition:

The Congressional App Challenge Coalition proudly serves as the official STEM advisor to the House of Representatives’ Student App Challenge. We applaud the leaders of the House of Representatives who have pledged to inspire students in their districts by hosting Congressional app challenges. We encourage you to join them as they challenge students to compete against each other in app design and programming, and to provide Members of the Congress the opportunity to encourage and recognize the technical and creative talents of their young constituents.

How You Can Get Involved

Members of Congress:

The House Student App Challenge is open to any House Congressional district. The Member must opt-in for their district to participate in this competition. To participate, Members can opt-in by sending an email to [email protected]. Visit for more details.


On Saturday, February 1st, the site for the House Student App Challenge will go live. Students can visit ChallengePost any time before April 30th to submit their contact information, the completed student release form, and their final app entry.

The House Student App Challenge is open to all high school students in participating districts. Students entering the competition must submit their app’s source code online during the Competition Submission Period between 12:00pm Eastern Standard Time on February 1st, 2014, and 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time on April 30th, 2014. You can check your district’s eligibility using the form at

Private Sector:

Members of the private sector, including companies, educators, and citizens, can get involved in a variety of ways by first encouraging Members of the House to opt their districts in to the House Student App Challenge.

Contact your Representative and urge them to support STEM and computer science education by hosting a district App Challenge. Tweet your Representative with the hashtag #StudentAppChallenge

For more details, visit

Also, you can join the Congressional App Challenge Coalition, a private sector coalition of organizations that serves as the official STEM advisor to the House Student App Challenge. Contact Tim Lordan at [email protected] to see how you can get involved.

Congressional App Challenge Coalition 2014 Sponsors



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