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App Challenge

The annual Congressional App Challenge is a fantastic way for middle school and high school students to explore and sharpen their coding and computer-based skills, which could prepare them for potential careers in STEM fields. Hosted each year by the Congressional Internet Caucus, the challenge promotes innovation, engagement and excellence in computer science through student development of an application (“app”). I am delighted to invite eligible students from the Fourth District of Oklahoma to participate in this year’s contest.

How to Enter

Those interested in entering this year’s competition should carefully review the forms linked below. All entries must be original in concept, design and execution and will be judged and selected by a local panel of relevant experts. 

While students participating in this year’s challenge are encouraged to register online by early fall, the final deadline for entries is 11:00 a.m. CT on November 1, 2021.

The submissions portal is now open and students can register to participate at Questions can be directed to or by calling Cole’s office at (405) 329-6500.

Background on the Congressional App Challenge

Launched by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015, this national contest invites students to create an application (“app”) for desktop/PC, web, tablet, mobile, raspberry Pi or other devices using any programming language – such as C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby or "block code." The competition is open to all students who meet the eligibility requirements, regardless of their coding experience. Winning apps from congressional districts across the country are eligible for display in the U.S. Capitol and featured on the House of Representatives’ website at

More information is available at

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