Harder Encourages Tech-Savvy Students to Submit Their Apps to 2019 Congressional App Challenge

October 21, 2019
Press Release
Deadline for Submissions: November 1st

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) is encouraging students to submit their original apps for the Congressional App Challenge in advance of the submission deadline on November 1st. The competition is an opportunity for students interested in computer science, technology, and coding to compete on a national stage by developing an original software application. Winners of the challenge are invited to attend a reception honoring their achievement in Washington, D.C., win $250 in Amazon Web Services Credits, and are eligible to have their apps displayed at the U.S. Capitol.

“We’ve already gotten some great submissions from kids here in the Valley – and I hope we get even more,” said Rep. Harder. “This is a great way for our students to showcase their talents and get national recognition.”

Students are encouraged to register for the competition at this link. Rep. Harder originally announced the competition in August.

Local winners will be announced later next month. Students must be in middle or high school at the time of the app’s submission and reside in California’s 10th Congressional District. App entries can come from individuals or teams of up to four people and all programming languages are allowed. For additional information about submissions and entry, competition rules, and further resources, please visit www.CongressionalAppChallenge.us.

Since its creation in 2015, the Congressional App Challenge has welcomed nearly 4,000 participants from 33 states. Congress established the competition in 2013 through a resolution designed to encourage computer science and STEM education.