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App Competition

2021 Congressional App Challenge

Congressman Mike Garcia announces 2021 Congressional App Challenge Winners: click here for the full story

Congressman Garcia hosts the Congressional App Challenge for middle and high school students of California's 25th District every year. This competition challenges students to create their own original apps for a chance to have their winning app on display in the U.S. Capitol Building and on the official House of Representatives website.

Students can use any programming language (example: C, C++, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, “block code,” etc.) and any platform (PC, web, tablet, robot, mobile, etc.). There are no limits on application theme or topic!


Important Dates

·         June 24 – Congressional App Challenge Officially Launches

·         November 1 – Deadline for Student Registration

·         November – Judges Will Review Apps & Make Their Decision

·         December – Winners Will Be Announced!

Eligibility Requirements

1.       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. 

4.       If competing as a team, at least half of the teammates must be eligible to compete in the district in which they are participating. 

If you would like more information on the annual Congressional App Challenge, please contact Chelsea Orzechowski at