Rep. Ben Cline announces start of 2022 Congressional App Challenge

The competition hopes to encourage students to learn how to code


This year’s Congressional App Challenge has begun, Congressman Ben Cline announced Monday.

The district-wide competition is held each year for middle and high school students. The initiative strives to inspire students to learn more about coding and seek careers in computer science.

“Improving computer science, coding, and STEM skills is essential for boosting innovation and economic prosperity,” said Cline, who represents the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia. “My office is excited to participate in the 2022 Congressional App Challenge. Sixth District middle and high school students who choose to participate with my office will test their creativity and strengthen their programming skills.”

Here’s how it works:

  • Students can create an account online by clicking here; only middle and high school students can participate
  • Students can either compete individually or as teams of up to four; no more than four can compete
  • Students will be able to compete in the district they live in or in the district they attended school in
  • To start coding apps for the 2022 app competition, students can click here
  • Students must submit their app by Nov. 1
  • Those who win the contest will be publically recognized by their Member of Congres and will have their app showcased in the U.S. Capitol for one year; additional prizes may be available
  • Winners will be announced in December

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