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Congressional App Challenge


The Congressional App Challenge (CAC) launched on June 15, 2023, and students are encouraged to register online and submit their apps by the deadline of 10 a.m. MT on November 1, 2023. You can register HERE.

The Congressional App Challenge is hosted by Members of Congress for middle school and high school students to encourage participation in STEM education, develop coding skills, and create original applications that better their communities.  The Congressional App Challenge is one of the most prestigious national prizes for students in computer science.

The CAC is open to middle and high school students who reside in, or attend school in the 16th Congressional District of Texas.  To confirm your federal representative and congressional district, please click here.

Congresswoman Escobar will announce the winner from her district in December 2023.

The winner of the app challenge will be invited to a celebration called the #HouseOfCode in the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C. in early 2024.

The winning TX-16 app will be on display electronically in the Capitol along with all other participating congressional winners.

For more information and to view general guidelines, click here.

For more information about the TX-16 Congressional App Challenge, please contact Priscilla Contreras at (915) 541-1400 or

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