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Congressional App Challenge


My office is hosting the 2022 Congressional App Challenge (CAC). The challenge is a national competition meant to highlight the value of computer science and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. Established in 2015, the Congressional App Challenge allows students from across the United States to compete with one another by creating original apps for a mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.

This competition is open to all middle and high school students living in Mississippi’s Fourth Congressional District. Students can work individually or in teams of up to four. Those who wish to compete in the challenge must register and submit their app to Pre-registration is open now and full registration begins on June 15.

You can find all guidelines on the competition here.

This year's deadline for submissions is November 1.

App submissions will be reviewed by a panel of expert judges throughout November. The winner for south Mississippi will be announced in December and have their app featured on the Congressional App Challenge Website.

If you have any questions about the Congressional App Challenge, please contact Madison McCreery in my Washington office at 202-225-5772 or at

I know how important these skills are and know the value of encouraging our students to engage in STEM fields. By encouraging and recognizing our nation’s young programming talent, Congress hopes to shine a light on the growing importance of these skills.