Congressman Crenshaw’s Office is excited to host this year’s Congressional App Challenge for TX-02. Every year we challenge students in our district to create and submit their original apps for a chance to win the Congressional App Challenge (CAC). Each challenge is district-specific. The Congressional App Challenge’s Mission is to inspire, include, and innovate efforts around STEM, coding, and computer science education. As U.S. Representatives we publicly recognize our winning teams and each winning app may be put on display in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year.

Students may use any programming language (example: C, C++, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, “block code,” etc.) and any platform (PC, web, tablet, robot, mobile, etc.). This year our theme is “service.” Please create an app that showcases your interpretation of this theme in some way.

Important Dates

  • June 1 – Challenge officially launches
  • October 19 – Deadline for students to register and submit their app online
  • November – Judging period
  • December – Winners announced!

Eligibility Requirements

  1. To be eligible to participate in the Congressional App Challenge, 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 in. 

  5. One entry per person per year: Students may only submit one app.

  6. Students may submit any app they’ve created after November 1st, 2019


Register at: congressionalappchallenge.us

Please see the 2020 Congressional App Challenge Rules for a complete list of rules and eligibility requirements.

Please email any questions to caroline.burge@mail.house.gov