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Congressional App Challenge

We are pleased to announce that the Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a competition designed to encourage student participation in computer science and coding, will be hosting our annual coding competition this year. The deadline for students to submit their app by November 1st. 

Officially launched by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015, this nationwide effort allows students to compete against their peers by creating an application (also known as an  “app”) for desktop/PC, web, tablet, mobile, raspberry Pi or other devices. We accept any programming language, such as C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, or "block code." The Challenge is designed to promote innovation and engagement in computer science.

The Congressional App Challenge is open to all middle and high school students in the Sixth Congressional District of Michigan. Students entering the competition must submit their app to CongressionalAppChallenge.us during the Competition Submission Period open now through November 1st, 2019. The winner from the Sixth Congressional District, chosen by a panel of expert judges, will be featured on CongressionalAppChallenge.us.

The winning app will also be eligible to be on display in the U.S. Capitol, honoring the winners from across the country.

This competition is open to all students who meet the eligibility requirements, regardless of coding experience. We strongly encourage students of all skill levels to participate, enabling them to learn how to create their own apps.

For more information, please visit the official Congressional App Challenge website at CongressionalAppChallenge.us, email StudentSupport@CongressionalAppChallenge.us, or contact Corey Hansen in Rep. Fred Upton's office at (269) 982-1986 or UptonAppChallenge@mail.house.gov

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