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Congressional App Challenge

My office is hosting the 2020 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 by creating and exhibiting a software application the students created for 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 during the Competition Submission Period that ends at 5:00 p.m. on October 19, 2020.

When submitting their app, students must create a 1 – 3 minute video, post it on YouTube or Vimeo and submit the link on the CAC submission form. The video must be set up to public view. Videos that are longer than 3 minutes will be penalized per the judges’ discretion.

You can find all guidelines on the competition here.

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 Bailey Senyitko 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.