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Congressional App Challenge

I am pleased to announce that the Congressional App Challenge, a competition designed to engage student creativity and promote their participation in computer science and coding, will take place until November 2nd this year.

Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, this nationwide effort allows students to compete against their peers by creating and an application or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices. The Challenge is designed to promote innovation and engagement in coding and computer science.

The Congressional App Challenge is open to all students in the 18th Congressional District of New York. Students entering the competition must submit their app to Challenge.gov before 12:00 PM (noon) Eastern Daylight Time on NOVEMBER 2ND, 2016.

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria: quality of the idea, including creativity and originality; implementation of the idea, including user experience and design; and demonstrated excellence of coding and programming skills.

The winner from the 18th Congressional District, chosen by a panel of expert judges, will be featured on StudentAppChallenge.us, and the winning app will also 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

CongressionalAppChallenge.us or contact Joe Donat at (845) 561-1259.