2021 Congressional App Challenge
Entries must be submitted at CongressionalAppChallenge.us by 12pm ET on November 1, 2021.
The Congressional App Challenge was established by the US House of Representatives in 2014 to encourage students to create and submit their own application for the opportunity to receive national recognition.
I am proud to have the opportunity to select a new student or student group to represent California’s 35th Congressional District, which includes Bloomington, Chino, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona, and portions of Fontana (South of Interstate 210) and Rialto (South of Foothill Boulevard). Congressional App Challenge (CAC) winners may be eligible to have their app featured on a display in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC, and recognized by my office. There is no fee to enter or participate.
1. Students may only compete in a single district.
2. Students may only submit one application.
3. Students may compete in either:
The district in which they reside, or
The district in which they attend school.
5. Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four.
If competing as a team: at least 50% of the teammates must be eligible to compete in the district in which they are submitting their app.
6. Middle school and high school students are eligible. Students may not participate after having graduated high school.
7. The Challenge is subject to all applicable United States federal laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to the Official Rules.
A complete submission will include the following components:
1. Registration Form (found here)
2. Application Elements
- Name of your app
- The coding language used to create the app
- Purpose: Explain your app’s purpose in one sentence
- Short Description: What is your app trying to accomplish and why?
- Tell us about a technical/coding difficulty you faced in programming your app, and explain your solution.
- What still needs to be improved about your app?
3. Demonstration Video
- Students must create a 1-3 minute video, showcasing what your app does and how it works.
- The video must be uploaded onto a public site (Youtube or Vimeo) and set to public so the judges can view them.
- Tell us your name(s) and the name of your app.
- Clearly explain the purpose of your app.
- Explain who your app is intended for.
- Tell us what tools and coding languages you used to create your app.
- Show us how your app is used. This constitutes the entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to the Official Rules.
4. Exit Questionnaire (Anonymous survey mailed to students after submission period closes)