Each year, I have the honor of hosting a district-wide Congressional App Challenge (CAC) for middle school and high school students. The competition fosters an opportunity for participants to learn how to code and encourages young people to pursue careers in computer science.
Students in Texas' 17th Congressional District can create and submit their original apps for a chance to win the Congressional App Challenge (CAC). Each challenge is district-specific. I will publicly recognize our winning teams and each winning app will be digitally displayed in the United States Capitol Building for one year. To find your federal Representative, please click HERE.
If you would like more information on the 2021 Congressional App Challenge, please review the complete rulebook HERE. To register for the competition, please click HERE.
The winning app for TX-17 is eligible to be displayed in the United States Capitol and featured on the House of Representatives website. Winning students will also be invited to the #HouseofCode Capitol Hill Reception in Washington, D.C.
Eligibility and Age Division
- Participants must be a middle or high school student at the time of app submission;
- Students may register as individuals or as teams of up to four. No more than 4 students are allowed to form a team;
- Students may compete in the district they reside in or the district they attend school in;
- If competing as a team, at least two of the teammates must be eligible to compete in the district in which they are participating in.
- Topic: The app can be about any topic.
- Platform: The app can be on any platform (web app, desktop/PC app, a web
browser extension, robot, Ruby on Rails, mobile, etc).
- Programming Language: Use any programming language: C/C++, Objective
- Functionality: The app must have some degree of functionality to be
- Content Suitability: The app cannot be indecent, defamatory, in obvious bad
taste, demonstrate a lack of respect for public morals or conduct, adversely affect
the reputation of Congressional districts, or depict hatred, defame, or threaten a
specific community in the society or incite violence. Contain pornography,
obscenity or sexual activity are prohibited. The app must not violate the
Intellectual Property, common law or privacy rights of other parties.
- Originality: The app must be original and solely owned by the Contestant such
that no other party has any rights or interest, whether known or unknown.