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Congressional App Challenge

The Congressional App Challenge (CAC) is a public effort to encourage kids to learn how to code, through annual district-wide competitions hosted by Members of Congress. 

Students in districts hosting App Challenges create and submit original applications for the chance to be selected for recognition by their Member of Congress, win prizes, and have their work put on display in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. The CAC is executed by the Congressional staff of each district which hosts a Challenge, and coordinated by the Congressional Internet Caucus and the non-governmental sponsor of the project, the Internet Education Foundation. 


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!

Participants must be a middle or high school student from Louisiana's 5th Congressional District.


The due date for submissions is Oct. 15.


The local contact for the competition is Ramona Martin. She can be reached at or at 318.322.3500.

More information on contest rules and submissions can be found at