Get Your Congressional District Involved

Students can only submit apps to the Congressional App Challenge if their Representative has signed up to participate.

Offices have not yet registered for the 2017 challenge, but students are encouraged to reach out to their Representatives to express interest. One of the best ways to let Members know you’re interested is through social media. You can also call their office, or use one of the templates below to send a letter to your Representative (either by mail, or email). No matter what you do, let our Congressional Affairs Director Melissa Medina know, so that we can follow up with your Member of Congress.

Letter Templates

For Students: If you are a student who would like your district to participate in the Challenge, you can use this template letter to ask your Representative to join the 2017 Congressional App Challenge.

For Parents: If you’re a parent with a child who’d like to participate in the Challenge, you can use this template letter to ask your Representative to join the 2017 Congressional App Challenge.

For Teachers: If you’re a teacher with a student who’d like to participate in the Challenge, you can use this template letter to ask your Representative to join the 2017 Congressional App Challenge.

For CS Organizations: If you’re a STEM- or CS-related organization that thinks your district should participate in the Challenge, you can use this template letter to ask your Representative to join the 2017 Congressional App Challenge.

For Libraries: If you represent one of our partners with the American Libraries Association, you can use this template letter to ask your Representative to join the 2016 Congressional App Challenge.