We’re Launching Today. Help Us Get The Word Out To Students!

Dear Partners and Supporters,

Today is the first day of the 2016 Congressional App Challenge Submission Period!

At noon today (EST), students in any participating Congressional district will be able to register to participate in the Congressional App Challenge. The Challenge is is an initiative of the House of Representatives to encourage student engagement in coding and computer science. Students can compete in local coding competitions hosted by their Representative in Congress.

We need your help getting the word out. We need to reach out every potential student competitor in every corner of every district in America. Can you please promote the Challenge by posting on social media details about the Challenge? Use the resources on this page in your social media posts or your online communications. We also have eye-catching social media visuals to use in your posts. You can also use these resources to simply email your students/constituents, or just to encourage a student you know to sign up.

As always, thank you so much for your support for CS and STEM education. Together, we’re making strides in expanding a trained and equitable tech workforce, for the benefit of our students and our country.


Rhianon Anderson
Executive Director
Congressional App Challenge




The 2016 Congressional App Challenge is only possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsors: Capital One, Intel, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, and the United Parcel Service. The Challenge also owes gratitude to Representatives Bob Goodlatte and Anna G. Eshoo, co-chairs of the Congressional Internet Caucus, who requested and supported the creation of the CAC. Challenge execution is supported by the efforts of our Advisory Board, which includes the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, the Computer Science Teachers Association, Girls Who Code, Hispanic Heritage Foundation, Capital One, and Cisco, as well as a broad coalition of CS-focused partners.