App Challenge

Congressional App Challenge

Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren is excited to announce that her office is participating in the 2021 Congressional App Challenge!

To register, click here.

Important Dates

  • May – Student pre-registration opens
  • June 24 – Challenge officially launches
  • November 1 – Deadline for students to register and submit their app online
  • November – Judging period
  • December – Winners announced!

More details on submitting a contest entry, the rules of the competition, and programming resources can be found at

About the 2021 Congressional App Challenge

The Congressional App Challenge is an annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition designed to engage students’ creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields. The competition was established by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, and the pilot competition ran in 2014.


The Congressional App Challenge is open to middle school and high school students who live or are eligible to attend a middle or high school located in the 19th Congressional District. Students may register as individuals or a team with up to four members. If competing as a team, at least two of the members must be eligible to compete in the 19th Congressional district.

Winner Details

The winner will be announced beginning of December. Judging period will take place in November.

The winners will have their app displayed on and on for a year. Each winner/team will be awarded $250 in Amazon Web Services (AWS) Credits.

Winners will also be able to attend a reception and a two-day event called, House of Code in Washington D.C. that will take place in Spring of 2022. Travel and accommodations will be at the winner(s)’ expense. Further details will be available later.

Previous Winners

Please click here to see all previous Congressional App Challenge winners nationwide.

Questions and Concerns

For any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (408) 271-8700 or email Angela Nguyen at