Today, Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) invited high school students from across New Hampshire’s 1st District to participate in the 2020 Congressional App Challenge.
The Congressional App Challenge is a competition aimed at encouraging high school students to learn how to code by creating their own applications. The challenge is intended to highlight the value of computer science and STEM education. The challenge provides an opportunity for students to explore coding, design and create an app, and showcase their abilities.
“Every year students display their hard work, dedication, and skill through the Congressional App Challenge, and I know this year will be no different,” said Congressman Pappas. “It’s an honor to be able to recognize those talents in our nation’s capital, and I encourage any interested Granite Staters to submit an application and show the ingenuity that exists among New Hampshire students.”
Winners of the 2020 Congressional App Challenge are invited to #HouseOfCode. #HouseOfCode is an event, held each spring, in which the winners from each district’s Congressional App Challenge travel to Washington, D.C. to meet their representatives and discuss their apps. While the status of the 2021 event is pending due to COVID-19, competition organizers still intend to distribute prizes and Congressman Pappas will meet with the winner from NH-01, either in person or virtually.
Students looking to compete in this year’s challenge must submit their app by October 19 and should check for details here.
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;
- Demonstrated excellence of coding and programming skills.
If you have any questions please contact Ben Bernier at Benjamin.Bernier@mail.house.gov.