App Challenge

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The 2023 Congressional App Challenge is now open! The Congressional App Challenge is an annual competition designed to encourage students’ creativity and participation in STEM education fields. 

The Congressional App Challenge is open to all middle and high school students in the First Congressional District of New Jersey. Participants can create an app for desktop/PC, web, tablet, mobile, or other devices using any programming language, including C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, or "block code."  

Students entering the competition must submit their project to by 12pm EST on November 1st, 2023.  

The winner from NJ-01 will be chosen by a panel of expert judges and featured on The winning app will be eligible for display in the U.S. Capitol, and the winning students are invited to the #HouseofCode Capitol Hill Reception in Washington, DC honoring the winners from across the country. 

Find more details on eligibility rules here. You can also visit the Congressional App Challenge website to learn more. 

If you have any further questions, please email Dalin Hackley at