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Congressional App Challenge

Congressional App Challenge 

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley is excited to announce that her office is participating in the 2021 Congressional App Challenge! 

The Congressional App Challenge is a competition aimed at encouraging middle and high school students to learn how to code by creating their own applications. The challenge is intended to highlight the value of computer science and STEM education.

The House of Representatives knows how crucial these skills are and wants to encourage students to engage in these fields. By encouraging and recognizing our nation’s you programming talent, Congress hopes to shine a light on the growing importance of these skills. 

To register click here. Click here to read the Congressional App Challenge Rules. 


Important Dates 

  • Challenge launches on June 24th, 2021 
  • Students are encouraged to register by September 10th, 2021 
  • Students must submit their apps by November 1st, 2021
  • Winners are announced in December 2021


Additional Information

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 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 7th Congressional District of Massachusetts. Students entering the competition must submit their app to during the Competition Submission Period through November 1st, 2021.

The winner from the 7th Congressional District, chosen by a panel of expert judges, will be featured on The winners will be honored at #HouseOfCode and have their app displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. 

For more information, please visit the official Congressional App Challenge website at, email, or- contact Aneeb Sheikh at