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Congressional App Challenge

2021 Winner - Sophie Broderick, Boise, Idaho

Congratulations to Sophie, the creator of ArtQuizzer and Idaho's 2nd District winner for the 2021 Congressional App Challenge. Inspiration for Sophie's App, ArtQuizzer, came while studying for an Art History exam. Realizing that there were no online study tools available to test her knowledge of the things she had learned throughout the school year, Sophie decided to develop an app to help students and art enthusiasts alike. ArtQuizzer is an easy to use tool with a nice design that encapsulates her passion for promoting art. 


Congressional App Challenge

In 2013 leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives and at the Internet Education Foundation sought to foster an appreciation for computer science and STEM. Through an overwhelmingly bipartisan effort, members of the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution 77 - which outlined the plans and rules for Representatives to host district-by-district computer science, or "app," competitions every year for students. 


To be eligible to participate in the Congressional App Challenge, you must be a middle or high school student at the time of app submission.

Students may register as individuals or as teams of up to four. No more than four students are allowed to form a team. Students may compete in the district they reside in or the district they attend school in. If competing as a team, at least half of the teammates must be eligible to compete in the district in which they are participating in. 

View the complete CAC Rulebook here.

Important Dates

June 15, 2023 - Official registration opens and the challenge officially launces
November 1, 2023 - Deadline for students to register and submit their app online/ Judging period begins
December 2023 - Winners Announced

To participate in the 2023 Congressional App Challenge, register here.