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2022 Congressional App Challenge

In 2013, leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives and at the Internet Education Foundation sought to foster an appreciation for computer science and STEM. That year House leadership overwhelmingly passed H.Res. 77, Academic Competition Resolution of 2013, which outlined the plans for Representatives to host yearly district-by-district computer science (or “app”) competitions for middle school and high school students.

Representative Don Beyer proudly hosts the 2022 Congressional App Challenge to showcase the talented STEM students in Virginia’s 8th Congressional District. If you are interested in registering for this year’s competition, please click here.

Eligibility and Age Division:

1.    To be eligible to participate in the Congressional App Challenge, you must be a middle or high school student at the time of app submission.

2.      Students may register as individuals or as teams of up to four. No more than four students are allowed to form a team. 

3.      Students may compete in the district they reside in or the district they attend school in. 

    1. If competing as a team, at least half of the teammates must be eligible to compete in VA-08. If you are unsure which district you reside in/go to school in, please consult: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

Important Dates:

  1. Student Registration starts June 15, 2022 
  2. Student Applications Close November 1, 2022, at 12:00 pm 
  3. Winners will be announced during Computer Science Education Week (12/6-12/12)

To view the complete rule book for this year’s competition, please click here.

Need some inspiration?

Check out last year’s first place winner: 2021 Winner Release 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our district office at beyer.district.office@mail.house.gov.