1 week away: Sign up, Info Session, and Rules

Dear Congressional Staff:

The Congressional App Challenge is only one week away. Is your Member interested in participating? If so, be sure to follow the simple 2 steps below.


Submission period is now November 9, 2015 – January 15, 2016

Step 1: Sign-Up
The first step to participating in the Congressional App Challenge is to sign up by filling out this form. Completing this form renders students in your district eligible to submit apps for the contest. Students are only able to participate in the Challenge if their district is participating, so it is important that your office sign up.

Step 2: Attend the Info Session
We’ll be hosting an information session prior to the new launch date of the Congressional App Challenge to in order to offer assistance with Challenge execution. At this session, we will discuss the app submission process. RSVP here.

What: Congressional App Challenge Info Session

When: Thursday, November 5, 2015

Where: Rayburn 2237

Time: 3:30 – 4:30pm (Presentation: 3:30 – 4:00 pm. Office Hours: 4:00 – 4:30 pm. During this time, any staff member can come in and ask for help)


One Page Handout for Students To help Congressional Offices share the information with students, we have created a 1-page flyer that includes the rules. Feel free to share with any student interested.

One-pager for Students


House Administration passed Resolution 114
The Committee on House Administration voted unanimously to clear the path for the second Congressional App Challenge when they passed Committee Resolution 114. The Resolution outlines the requirements for Officially-Sanctioned Academic Competitions, such as the Congressional App Challenge, which aims to inspire high school students throughout America to pursue computer science and STEM disciplines.

Welcome New Co-Chairs: Rep. Mimi Walters and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries
We are excited to announce that Representatives Bob Goodlatte and Anna G. Eshoo selected Representatives Mimi Walters and Hakeem Jeffries to chair the 2015 Congressional App Challenge. Representatives Goodlatte and Eshoo spearheaded the creation of the Challenge and Co-Chaired the first Challenge in 2014.

To facilitate successful execution of the 2015 Congressional App Challenge, IEF has created the CAC toolkit for all Congressional offices, which is now available here: Congressional Office Toolkit

Social Media
Use #CAC15
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AppChallengeCoalition/
Follow us on Twitter (@HouseCAC15): https://twitter.com/housecac15

Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, contact Melissa Medina at mmedina@congressionalappchallenge.us. We’re looking forward to a successful Congressional App Challenge this year!


Melissa Medina
Director of Congressional Affairs
Congressional App Challenge