The 2016 Congressional App Challenge is now open! I invite all students from the 4th Congressional District of Maryland to participate in this 3rd annual competition to design the best app for mobile, tablet, or computer.


Click here to participate and register your team!


Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, this competition is a nationwide event intended to engage students’ creativity and encourage their participation in STEM fields. This competition allows students to compete with peers in their own district by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app”, for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four. Students entering the competition must submit their app’s source code online by midnight on November 2, 2016 EST, as well as provide a video demo explaining their app and what they learned through this competition process.

I hope that you will participate in this exciting event. If you have any questions or need additional information, you may contact Selena Mendy Singleton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 301-516-7601.

Important Dates


The Congressional App Challenge

Competition Submission Period Opens:

July 18, 2016

Competition Submission Period Closes:

November 2, 2016

Announcement of Winners: December 2016
Submit your app here!