Jun 07, 2019 / Education

McMorris Rodgers Announces 2019 Congressional App Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 7, 2019) – Today, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) announced the beginning of the 2019 Congressional App Challenge for Middle and High School students in Eastern Washington. This annual competition is an opportunity for tech-interested students to learn the skills required for app development and submit a final application for the competition. Help spread the word to students in your community!

The competition is open from now until October 15, 2019. Students can register for the 2019 Congressional App Challenge at https://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/.  Students may register as an individual or as a team of up to four people. Winning apps are eligible for display in the U.S. Capitol Building and will have the ability to be featured on the House of Representatives website. Winning students will also be invited to the #HouseofCode Capitol Hill Reception in Washington, D.C in addition to $250 in Amazon Web Services credits.

Competition Parameters:

  • TOPIC: The app can be about any topic.
  • PLATFORM: The app can be on any platform (web app, desktop/PC app, a web browser extension, robot, Ruby on Rails, mobile, etc).
  • PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE: Use any programming language: C/C++, Objective C, C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, PHP, Swift, “block code”, etc.
  • FUNCTIONALITY: The app must have some degree of functionality to be competitive.
  • CONTENT SUITABILITY: The app cannot be indecent, defamatory, in obvious bad taste, demonstrate a lack of respect for public morals or conduct, adversely affect the reputation of Congressional districts, or depict hatred, defame, or threaten a specific community in the society or incite violence. Contain pornography, obscenity or sexual activity are prohibited. The app must not violate the Intellectual Property, common law or privacy rights of other parties.
  • ORIGINALITY: The app must be original and solely owned by the Contestant such that no other party has any rights or interest, whether known or unknown.

For questions about the 2019 Congressional App Challenge, contact Paige Blackburn in the Congresswoman’s Spokane Office at Paige.Blackburn@mail.house.gov.

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