Congressional App Challenge

I am pleased to invite students from the 3rd Congressional District of Tennessee to participate in the 2021 Congressional App Challenge. The Congressional App Challenge (CAC) is a competition designed to highlight the value of STEM education and encourage student participation in coding and computer science. Students are encouraged to register online by September 10th before submitting their app by November 1st.

Officially launched by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015, this nationwide effort allows students to compete against their peers by creating an application or “app” for desktop/PC, web, tablet, mobile, or other devices.

The Congressional App Challenge is open to all middle and high school students in the 3rd Congressional District of Tennessee. Students entering the competition must submit their app to during the Competition Submission Period between 12 PM (noon) Eastern Time on June 5th, 2021 and 12 PM (noon) Eastern Time on November 1st, 2021.

Students may participate as individuals or in teams of up to four. Winners of the Congressional App Challenge (CAC), chosen by a panel of expert and independent judges, will have their apps featured on a display in the Capitol Building and will be honored by Congressman Fleischmann.

For more information, please visit the official Congressional App Challenge website at, email or contact Steve Howell at (423) 756-2342.

I look forward to seeing the talent of the students from Tennessee’s 3rd Congressional District over the upcoming months!


Resources for Students and Teachers:

The Congressional App Challenge website can be accessed here

Tips and help for learning to code can be found here.

An educator’s guide to the Congressional App Challenge can be found here.

Learn how to register for the Congressional App Challenge here.