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Congressional App Challenge

The Congressional App Challenge (CAC) is an annual nationwide coding competition for middle and high school students in the 11th Congressional District of Texas designed to encourage student participation in computer science and coding.

Students are encouraged to register online and submit their app by November 1st.

The App Challenge is designed to promote innovation and engagement in computer science. Students will compete against their peers by creating an application (aka app) for desktop/PC, web, tablet, mobile, raspberry Pi or other devices. Any programming language, such as C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, or "block code" will be accepted.

The winner from the 11th Congressional District, chosen by a panel of expert judges, will be featured on the House of Representatives website,, as well as on The winning app will also be displayed in the U.S. Capitol among other winners from across the country. Additional sponsor prizes to be announced.

To be eligible to participate in the Congressional App Challenge, you must be a middle or high school student in the 11th Congressional District of Texas at the time of app submission.

Students may register as individuals or as teams of up to four. No more than four students are allowed to form a team. 

Students interested in applying can easily sign up at the App Challenge website, find more information about the challenge here, or contact Cayssia David at