I am pleased to announce that my office will be participating in the 2023 Congressional App Challenge (CAC). This competition was first officially launched in 2015 by the U.S. House of Representatives and was designed to encourage student participation in STEM, especially in computer science and coding. This nationwide effort allows students to compete alongside other peers by creating an app for desktop/PC, web, tablet, mobile, raspberry Pi, or other devices. The Challenge is specifically designed to promote innovation and engagement in computer science and is open to all middle and high school students in the 18th Congressional District of Florida.

Official registration for the 2023 Congressional App Challenge will be open from June 15 to November 1.

Students who meet the eligibility requirements can pre-register for the 2023 Congressional App Challenge and start coding their apps here: https://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/students/student-registration/

Pre-registered students will be automatically enrolled in the program in June.

The winner from the 18th Congressional District will be chosen by a panel of expert judges from the district and be eligible to be put on display in the U.S. Capitol, alongside other winners from across the country, as well as on the House of Representatives website.

For more information, please see the information below, visit the official Congressional App Challenge website at CongressionalAppChallenge.us, or email StudentSupport@CongressionalAppChallenge.us. You may also call my District Director, Alice Hunt, at (863)-732-1073 or email her at Alice.Hunt@mail.house.gov

Submission Rules and Requirements:

To be eligible, you must:

  1. Be currently enrolled in middle or high school.

  2. Live or go to school in the 18th Congressional District of Florida (You may check this here).

  3. Limit your group to 4 members (at least 2 members per group must live or attend school in Florida’s 18th Congressional District).

  4. Meet the to be determined Fall 2023 deadline to submit your app and all other requirements once the date is released in June.

  5. Your app may cover any topic of your choice, but must be appropriate, original, and created within this calendar year.

  6. Your app may be written in any programming language (C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, or "block code"), for any platform (desktop/PC, web, mobile, raspberry Pi, etc.).

  7. You and/or your group may only submit one app.

Please visit this link for any questions on eligibility and submission requirements and view the complete Congressional App Challenge Student Handbook here.


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