Each spring, a nation-wide middle school and high school app challenge is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional App Challenge began in 2014 to provide an opportunity for students to showcase their created apps and for Members of Congress to encourage and recognize their young constituents interested in STEM and computer science. Since its creation, over 40,000 middle and high school students have been involved with the nation-wide competition. The Congressional App Challenge is an opportunity to recognize and encourage students to continue in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.


Students interested in participating in the Congressional App Challenge must be in middle school or high school. They must also either reside in TN-07 congressional district or attend a school in TN-07. If they choose, students can form a team with no more than four members. Half of the team must attend a school in TN-07 or live in TN-07. The application may be created on any platform the students choose and use any programming language. The application must be submitted on November 1st, 2023, at 11:00 AM CT.  

Students can register beginning June 15, 2023 at 11:00 AM CT. The App Challenge recommends that students try and register before September 30, 2023. Please see the following details for student eligibility. 

  1. Students are only eligible to compete in districts that have signed up for the Challenge.

  2.  Students may only compete in a single district.

  3. Students may only submit one application.

  4. Students may compete in either:

    1. The district in which they reside, or, 

    2. The district in which they attend school.

  5. Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four.

    1. a. If competing as a team: at least 50% of the teammates must be eligible to compete in the district in which they are submitting their app.

  6. Middle school and high school students are eligible. Students may not participate after having graduated high school.

  7. The Challenge is subject to all applicable United States federal laws and regulations. Participation constitutes the entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to the Official Rules.

Students may submit apps they created prior to the Challenge, as long as their apps meet the standards of eligibility, and were created within one year of the submission deadline (e.g. any time after November 1, 2022).

The winner of the Congressional App Challenge:

Congressional App Challenge (CAC) winners may be eligible to have their app featured on a display in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC, and will be honored by their Member of Congress.

The submission deadline is November 1st, 2023, at 11:00 AM CT. (If competing as a team, all members of the team must submit their information on the registration form to participate.) Here is the link to the release form.

For additional informationplease contact my office by phone at (629) 999-4950 or by email at Victoria.mccoy@mail.house.gov. 

Private School students, please verify that you live in TN-07 or attend a school in TN-07 before submitting your application. You can do so by going to this link to confirm your Representative. You can still participate, but you will have to submit your application to your home district representative. Dates and deadlines may be different, so please go to their website.