On this page, you’ll find materials you can use to share information about the 2016 Congressional App Challenge, including:
- Ways you Can help
- Sample Tweets
- Sample Facebook Posts
- Sample Email Content
Please feel free to edit the materials included below, as you see fit. We also have graphics you can easily include in your social media posts or emails.
Thank you so much for your support for the Congressional App Challenge, and for your help letting students know bout this opportunity.
Ways you can help:
- Follow us on Twitter and help share our tweets: @CongressionalAC
- Share and “Like” our Facebook page: The Congressional App Challenge
- Share the link to our website: http://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/
- Share information about the Challenge with your membership and those you know who would be interested in participating. (Sample materials below.)
- Tag relevant social media posts with our hashtag, #HouseOfCode
- Announce the Challenge opportunity using the social media samples included in the sections below.
Here are a few sample tweets you can use to share information about the Challenge. Please tag us or use the hashtag #HouseOfCode so we can be sure to retweet you.
The @CongressionalAC is accepting submissions until 11/2, 2016. Register + submit your apps soon! #HouseOfCode. http://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/compete-2016/
K-12 Students: have you created an app? The @CongressionalAC is accepting submissions until noon EST, Nov. 2. http://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/compete-2016/
K-12 Students: submit your apps to the @CongressionalAC for chance to win prizes. Deadline: Noon EST, Nov. 2. http://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/compete-2016/
The @CongressionalAC is accepting apps until noon EST, Nov. 2. All experience levels welcome.
.@CongressionalAC is accepting apps until noon EST, Nov. 2. All experience levels welcome and past project accepted.
Here are some sample Facebook posts you can use or edit as you like:
There are three weeks left in the Congressional App Challenge! If you have an idea for an app, there’s still time to code and submit it for the chance to win prizes, meet your Member of Congress, have your work displayed in the US Capitol Building. #HouseOfCode @The Congressional App Challenge
The Congressional App Challenge is a nationwide event that allows U.S. students in high school and below to create and exhibit their software application, or “app,” on mobile, tablet, or computer devices. All experience levels are welcome. Visit the website to learn more about the rules and how to enter. #HouseOfCode
Have you created an app? The Congressional App Challenge is open for submission until noon EST, November 2nd, 2016. Learn more at congressionalappchallenge.us. #HouseOfCode @The Congressional App Challenge
If you have a newsletter or are just looking for an explanation of the Challenge you can share, you can use the content below. If you want something longer or shorter, please contact Rhianon Anderson at [email protected] for assistance.
Example 1: (Directly to students)
Do you have an idea for an app? Have you already created an app? Check out this great opportunity for K-12 students: the Congressional App Challenge is a coding competition hosted by Members of Congress for their constituents. Through November 2, 2016, you can submit your project for the opportunity to win prizes, meet your member of Congress, and have your work put on display in the Capitol Building. Past projects accepted and all experience levels welcome!
Example 2: (General Information)
The Congressional App Challenge is a coding competition hosted by Members of Congress for K-12 students, to encourage their efforts to learn how to code. Students have the chance to win prizes, meet their Member of Congress, and have their work displayed in the US Capitol Building. Submissions will be accepted until Noon EST, Nov. 2, 2016. Past projects accepted, and all levels of experience are welcome. Visit http://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/ for more information.