2021 Congressional App Challenge

2021 Congressional App Challenge English Flyer    2021 Congressional App Challenge Spanish Flyer

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 is proud to host the 2021 Congressional App Challenge to showcase the talented STEM students in Virginia’s 8th Congressional District. If you are interested in registering for this competition, please review the 2021 registration flyer (also available in Spanish), the below age/eligibility requirements, and important dates.


Eligibility and Age Division:

  1. To be eligible to participate in VA-08 Congressional App Challenge 2021, you must be a middle or high school student at the time of app submission
  2. Students must 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 VA-08. If you are unsure which district you reside in/go to school in, please consult:


Important Dates:

  1. Student Registration starts June 24, 2021 (students can also pre-register prior to the registration date to get updates and reminders to register)
  2. Student Applications Close November 1, 2021
  3. Winners will be announced during Computer Science Education Week (12/5-12/11)


Need some inspiration?

Check out last year’s first place winner: 2020 Winner Release 2020 Winner FB Post


If you have any questions, feel free to contact our district office at