The Congressional App Challenge is a nationwide competition that allows students interested in STEM to design, build, and demonstrate an app on a computer, tablet, or phone. Eighth District students will compete to have their application posted online on the official website Congressional App Challenge website. The Congressional App Challenge is open to middle and high school students who live or study in Wisconsin’s eighth congressional district.
Students can compete individually or in teams of up to four members. Registration is available HERE. The submission deadline is 11:00 a.m. CT, Monday, November 1, 2022, and winners will be announced in December 2022.
The winning application will be displayed in the United States Capitol and posted on House.gov, the official website of the United States House of Representatives. Additionally, winners will be invited to the #HouseOfCode event in Washington, DC, and pending availability will have the opportunity to meet with the Gallagher representative.
The parameters surrounding each submission are included below:
- Subject: The application can relate to any subject.
- Platform: The app can be on any platform (web app, desktop/pc app, web browser extension, bot, Ruby on Rails, mobile, etc.).
- Functionality: The application must have a certain degree of functionality to be competitive.
- Adequacy of Content: The Application may not be indecent, defamatory, in obvious bad taste, demonstrate a lack of respect for morality or public conduct, damage the reputation of congressional districts, or depict hatred, defame or threaten a specific community in society or incite violence. Containing pornography, obscenity or sexual activity is prohibited. The application must not violate the intellectual property, common law, or privacy rights of other parties.
- Originality: the application must be original and belong solely to the participant so that no other party has any rights or interests, known or unknown.
Students and educators with questions about the Congressional App Challenge should contact Representative Gallagher’s De Pere office at 920-301-4500 or visit congressionalappchallenge.us.