Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Contest from Congress

For apps created by students in grades K-12.

Several members of the WA state delegation are participating including the 7th District, my district, represented by the wonderful Pramila Jayapal.

What is the Congressional App Challenge?

  • Established by Members of the US House of Representatives in 2015, the Congressional App Challenge is a nationwide event that invites high school students to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application or app for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.  The competition is designed to engage the creativity of students and encourage their participation in computer sciences and STEM.
Who can participate?
A: K-12 students are eligible if you live or attend school in Washington's 7th District, and have not graduated from high school.
Q: Am I eligible to participate in the Congressional App Challenge?
A: You are eligible if you live or attend school in a participating district, and have not graduated from high school.

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria: quality of the idea, including creativity and originality; implementation of the idea, including user experience and design; and demonstrated excellence of coding and programming skills.

The winner will be featured on CongressionalAppChallenge.us, and the winning app will also be on display in the U.S. Capitol, honoring the winners from across the country.