Congress App Challenge | US Representative Kathy Castor

Each year, a nationwide app challenge is sponsored by members of the US House of Representatives. Middle and high school students from the 14th Congressional District can create and submit their original apps for a chance to win the Congressional App Challenge (CAC), which encourages them to learn to code and inspire them to pursue careers in computer science to strive.

The winner of the 14th Congressional District will be chosen by a jury and will be featured on The winning app is also eligible to be showcased at the US Capitol, along with other winners from across the country.


  • Students may use any programming language (for example: C, C++, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, “block code”, etc.) and any platform (PC, web, tablet, robot, mobile, etc.).
  • To be eligible to participate in the Congressional App Challenge, you must be a high or high school student at the time of submitting the app.
  • Students can register individually or in teams of up to four. No more than four students may form a team.
  • Students can participate in the neighborhood in which they live or the neighborhood in which they go to school.
  • If a team participates, at least half of the teammates must be eligible to participate in the district in which they participate.


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