About the Competition
We are pleased to announce that the Congressional App Challenge, a competition designed to encourage student participation in computer science and coding, will take place until November 1st this year.
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 or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices. The Challenge is designed to promote innovation and engagement in coding and computer science.
The Congressional App Challenge is open to all students in the Ninth Congressional District of New York. Students entering the competition must submit their app on CongressionalAppChallenge.us during the Competition Submission Period between 12 PM (noon) Eastern Standard Time on JULY 26TH, 2017, and 12:00 PM (noon) Eastern Daylight Time on NOVEMBER 1ST, 2017.
Submissions will be judged on the following criteria: quality of the idea, including creativity and originality; implementation of the idea, including user experience and design; and demonstrated excellence of coding and programming skills.
The winner from the Ninth Congressional District, chosen by a panel of expert judges, will be featured on CongressionalAppChallenge.us, and the winning app may also be eligible to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol.
For more information, please visit the official Congressional App Challenge website at CongressionalAppChallenge.us or contact our district office at (718) 287-1142!