Congressional App Challenge

Each year, the U.S. House of Representatives hosts the Congressional App Challenge. This is an annual coding competition designed to encourage middle school and high school student participation in computer science and coding, regardless of experience. It is an opportunity for students to compete against other peers within their district by creating an original application in a variety of programming languages and on different platforms. Learn more about how to apply and if you are eligible below!

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Deadlines for the 2022 Competition:

April 1, 2022 – Student pre-registration opens
June 15, 2022 – Challenge officially launches
November 1, 2022 – Deadline for students to register and submit their app online
November 2022 – Judging period
December 2022 – Winners announced!

Rules and Eligibility:


Prizes: The winning app will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol and shown on The winners will be invited to #HouseOfCode, and more prizes may be announced at a later date.