House App Contest



The Congressional App Challenge (CAC) is open to all middle and high schools in New York’s 12th Congressional District.

The Challenge was launched by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015 to give students an opportunity to compete against their peers within the district and across the nation by creating an app for desktop/PC, web, tablet, mobile, raspberry Pi or other devices. All programming language, such as C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, or "block code” are accepted. The Challenge is designed to promote innovation and engagement in computer science.


For Students:

The Congressional App Challenge is underway, and submissions are due NOVEMBER 1, 2021.


You are eligible to enter if you are:

  • A middle or high school student
  • Living or attending school in New York’s 12th Congressional District


You must submit your app to by November 1st, 2021.


The winner from the 12th Congressional District, chosen by a panel of expert judges, will be featured on The winning app will also be eligible to be on display in the U.S. Capitol, honoring the winners from across the country.


For more information, please visit the official Congressional App Challenge website at, email, or contact Betsy Schmid at An overview of the competition, including a list of past winners, can be found at