App Challenge

Does your elementary or high school-aged son or daughter have a cool idea for a Smartphone App that doesn't currently exist?  If so, I invite them to participate in the Congressional App Challenge, a competitive competition that allows elementary and high school students in my congressional district to create and submit their own app ideas for display in the U.S. Capitol Building.  

With a rapidly changing economy - both technologically and structurally - it's important that we instill in our youth the values of creativity, hard work and entrepreneurship.  These critical life skills are essential in creating a strong, robust economy.  This competition allows students to do just that, by tapping into their innovative minds and introducing them to the important world of coding.

The Congressional App Challenge will run from July 26, 2017, through November 1, 2017, with competitors judged by an appointed panel of professionals within the academic, software and entrepreneurial fields.  The winning student’s app in each participating congressional district will be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website, as well as displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building.

To sign up, simply visit the Congressional App Challenge website by clicking here. If you have any questions about this competition, or need more information on the requirements for submission, please contact Rita Sporleder in my El Cajon District Office at 619-448-5201 or rita.sporleder@mail.house.gov