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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Student Rules and Dates for the 2024 Competition: To be eligible to participate in the Congressional App Challenge, you must be a middle or high school student at the time of app submission. Students may register as individuals or as teams of up to four. No more than four students are allowed to form a team. Students may compete in the district they reside in or the district they attend school in. If competing as a team, at least half of the teammates must be eligible to compete in the district in which they are participating in. 

May 1 – Congressional App Challenge officially launches; students are eligible to register on this day and may start submitting their full applications.

October 24 – Student Applications Close; student apps are due at 12:00 PM EST.

November – Judging period

December – 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.