The 2020 Congressional App Challenge has officially begun!

Who Can Participate?

  • Attend School or live in Idaho's 1st Congressional district
  • Attend middle or high school at time of submission
    • Homeschoolers are welcome to submit, if the student is between 6th and 12th grades
  • Teams up to 4 persons
    • Half of team members must be residents or attend school in the 1st District
  • Each group is allowed one submission per year

How to Participate:

  1. Create an app (or use an app created within the past year) using any coding language or "block" code
  2. Make a demo video explaining how your app works
  3. Submit your app and video by October 19th, on the Congressional App Challenge Website
  4. Wait for winners to be announced in early December!

Why Participate?

  • Work Skills: Opportunity and incentive for students to learn valuable computer science and programming skills
  • Civic Engagement: Possibility of being honored by Congress and participating in a district-wide competition among peers
  • Talent Recognition: Potential to showcase accomplishments on a national scale and the potential of being featured on media outlets, in the U.S. Capitol, and by community leaders
  • Opportunities: Opportunity to interface with high-tech community leaders and top-tier collegiate computer science departments

Do I need prior coding experience to participate?
No! The Congressional App Competition is open to students of all computer science skill levels. There are many tools that allow students to "drag and drop" code to create fully functional apps.

For Educators and Parents
If you are interested in participating in the 2020 Congressional App Challenge, please contact Jackie Phillips in Rep. Fulcher's Meridian office at 208-888-3188.

Click here for app building resources!