Rep. Austin Scott Announces 2019 Congressional App Challenge
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Austin Scott (GA-08) announced the start of the Eighth District’s 2019 Congressional App Challenge. This competition is an annual, nationwide event intended to engage students’ creativity and encourage their participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The Congressional App Challenge allows students to compete with peers throughout their own congressional district by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for web, PC, tablet, mobile, or other platform of their choice.
“The Congressional App Challenge is a great way to showcase the innovation and technological talents of students across the Eighth District, and I look forward to seeing what they create,” said Rep. Austin Scott.
All current middle and high school students (6-12th grade) who reside in or attend school in the Eighth Congressional District are encouraged to participate. Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four, as long as two of the teammates are eligible to participate in the district.
All entries across Georgia’s Eighth Congressional District will be judged by a panel of industry leaders with the winning app being featured on the U.S. House of Representative’s website (www.house.gov) and displayed in an exhibit in the U.S. Capitol Building alongside winners from other participating congressional districts across the country. The winner(s) will also be invited to Capitol Hill for the annual #HouseOfCode event to demo their apps for Members of Congress and connect with other coders from around the country.
Key dates and deadlines can be found below:
- Registration is now open: https://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/students/student-registration/
- November 1: Deadline for students to submit their app.
- December 9: Winners Announced
- Spring 2020: #HouseOfCode Winners Reception
Additional details can be found on Rep. Scott’s website at https://austinscott.house.gov/help-center/congressional-app-challenge or by contacting Rep. Scott’s Warner Robins office at (478) 971-1776.