Congressional App Challenge

Established in 2014, the Congressional App Challenge is a nationwide event in which students design their own web or mobile application. It’s a fantastic opportunity for students to apply their skills, build new ones, and develop creative solutions to problems facing Southwest Washington and our world.

Students can use any programming language and platform, and there are no limits on theme or topic.

To be eligible to participate, students must be in middle or high school at the time of submission and reside or attend school in Washington’s Third District. Students may register as individuals or as teams of up to four.

Winners will be selected by a local panel of judges, and their app will be eligible to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol and featured on Winning students will also be invited to a Congressional App Challenge reception in Washington, DC.

Students entering the 2024 Congressional App Challenge should submit their application by October 24, 2024 at 9 a.m. PST at

Full entry requirements can be found here.