Congressional App Challenge

We are pleased to announce that the Congressional App Challenge, a competition designed to encourage high school student participation in computer science and coding, will take place from June 4 to October 15 this year.

Officially launched by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015, 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.

Register and Submit

The Congressional App Challenge is open to all high school students in the 28th Congressional District of Texas. Students entering the competition must submit their app on during the Competition Submission Period between 12 PM (noon) Eastern Standard Time on JUNE 4, 2018, and 12:00 PM (noon) Eastern Daylight Time on OCTOBER 15, 2018.

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 28th Congressional District of Texas, chosen by a panel of expert judges, will be featured on, and the winning app will also be on display in the U.S. Capitol, honoring the winners from across the country.

* We strongly encourage students to register by September 10, 2018. Early registration by students is extremely important to the success of the Challenge. Early registration also provides MOCs with a metric to assess student engagement with the district’s Challenge.

For more information, please visit the official Congressional App Challenge website at or contact Congressman Cuellar's Office (956) 424-3942 or e-mail .