Congressman Ted Deutch is excited to announce his participation in the annual “Congressional App Challenge.”
What is the Congressional App Challenge?
The Congressional App Challenge is a competition for high school students across the country to create and exhibit their own software app for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. This contest is an initiative established by Members of Congress in 2013 to encourage young Americans to become engaged in STEM-related fields.
Apps are judged based 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 from the 22nd Congressional District, chosen by an independent panel of judges, will be featured on StudentAppChallenges.us, and the winning app will also be on display in the U.S. Capitol, honoring the winners from across the country.
Who is eligible to participate?
The Congressional App Challenge is open to all high school students eligible to attend public school in the 22nd Congressional District of Florida. Students entering the competition must submit their app’s source code online during the Competition Submission Period between 12 PM (noon) Eastern Standard Time on July 16, 2017, and 11:59 PM (midnight) Eastern Daylight Time on November 1, 2017. In addition, students must provide a YouTube or VIMEO video explaining how their app works and what they learned throughout the process.
Students may compete individually or in groups up to 4 students. Individuals submitting on behalf of teams must meet the eligibility requirements for individual contestants. For groups of 2 students, 1 student must reside in the 21st Congressional District; for groups of 4 students, 2 students must reside in the 22nd Congressional District.
The first step is to fill out a sign-up form on CongressionalAppChallenge.us.
After filling out the sign-up form on CongressionalAppChallenge.us under Congressman Deutch’s profile, students must also register on challenge.gov during the competition submission period. All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution. Students will submit their app on the page specifically for their district.
Are there resources available to help me?
Who may I contact in Congressman Deutch’s office about the Congressional App Challenge?
Contact Darcy Farnan in Congressman Deutch's Boca Raton office at 561-470-5440 or by email.