year marks the first annual Congressional Science, Technology,
Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, the “House App
Contest.” This new competition is designed to engage student’s
creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields.
Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013,
this competition is a nationwide event that allows high school students
from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their
software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices
on a platform of their choice. Throughout the completion period,
participating students will be provided opportunities to engage with
various STEM educational partners located within the community to mentor
and assist them with their app development.
The “House App Challenge” is open to all high school students in
participating districts. Students entering the competition must submit
their app’s source code online during the Competition Submission Period
between 12 PM Eastern Standard Time on FEBRUARY 1ST, 2014, and 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time on APRIL 30TH, 2014, as well as provide a YouTube or VIMEO video demo explaining their app and what they learned through this competition process.
Can I Participate?
Members of Congress must opt-in for their district to participate
in this competition. If a Member does not opt-in, constituents in their
district will be ineligible to participate. Find out if I am eligible.
The Competition is open only to high school students who reside in a
participating district or who are eligible to attend public high school
in that district. Individuals submitting on behalf of teams must meet
the eligibility requirements for individual Contestants
To enter, the student must register for the House Student App
Challenge under their participating Member of Congress’ profile and
register on www.challengepost.com during the Competition Submission
Period. All entries must be an original in concept, design and