Guidance for Judges

Thank you for volunteering to serve as a judge for the 2017 Congressional App Challenge. Below, please find resources you may need to judge the Submissions:


  • July 26  – November 1: Congressional App Challenge Submission Period
  • November 2 (or sooner): Offices will send judges an excel sheet with student submissions
  • November 3 – November 20: Judging Period
  • November 21: Deadline to return your evaluations to the Congressional office


Judging Rubric:

You can  download the judging rubric.

As you may notice, the judging criteria are relatively open-ended. This is intentional; students in the 191 districts participating in 42 states across the country will have vastly different levels of experience, resources and support. For that reason, we entrust our judges with the responsibility of evaluating submissions as compared to those submitted by their peers, rather than according to a strict, one-size-fits-all rubric.