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Congressional App Challenge

The Congressional Art Competition (CAC) is a nationwide event to engage students’ creativity and encourage Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) participation. This event invites students from grades 8-12 to compete with their peers by creating and exhibiting an original software application (also known as an “app”). Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four as long as at least two teammates reside or attend school in Florida’s 19th Congressional District. 


Middle and high school students can visit the Congressional App Challenge website for more information and view past winners.


The apps will be evaluated by a panel of local judges who work within the academic, software, and entrepreneurial fields. The winning app from each congressional district that hosted a Challenge will be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives website ( and displayed in a U.S. Capitol exhibit.


Important Dates:

○ April 1, 2023 – Student pre-registration opens 

○ November 1, 2023 – Deadline for students to register and submit their app online 

○ November 2023 – Judging period 

○ December 2023 – Winners announced!

Register here today! 


Please see Rules and Guidelines for additional details. Students can also visit the Congressional App Challenge website for more information. This is an opportunity for students to sharpen their coding skills, learn how to collaborate and build apps that improve their community and the world at large. For any questions or concerns, please call Helen Pferdehirt at 239-599-7301 or email

Congressional App Challenge