Cicilline Announces 2021 Congressional App Challenge

PAWTUCKET, RI – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) announced today that his office will host the 2021 Congressional App Challenge. The competition gives middle and high schools students in the First Congressional District of Rhode Island an opportunity to demonstrate and showcase their technical skills by creating useful apps.
“I’m delighted to host this year’s Congressional App Challenge for students in my district. This competition offers young people the opportunity to gain real-world experience and develop skills in the cutting-edge fields of computer programming and digital technology,” said Congressman David Cicilline. “I always look forward to seeing the great ideas our next generation of innovators come up with for this competition.”

Participation in the 2021 Congressional App Challenge
Interested students can register for the 2021 Congressional App Challenge at
Middle and high school students can participate in the 2021 Congressional App Challenge by submitting their apps written in any programming language for any platform (desktop/PC, web, mobile, tablet, etc.). Students must either live or go to school in the First Congressional District of Rhode Island to participate through Congressman Cicilline’s Office.
The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2021. Apps will be judged by a panel of experts. The winning app will be featured on the Congressional App Challenge website and will also be eligible to be on display in the U.S. Capitol.
Additional resources for students interested in participating are available on the Congressional App Challenge website at, or by contacting André Herrera in the Congressman’s Rhode Island Office at or 401-729-5600.
 Congressional App Challenge Background
Officially launched by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015, the Congressional App Challenge is a nationwide competition aimed at encouraging students to get involved in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Students can compete individually or in teams of up to four people. In addition to submitting an app for the Congressional App Challenge, students will also prepare a video explaining what they learned during the competition.



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