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Congressional App Challenge

Congressman Ruben Gallego invites local high school students in Arizona’s 7th District to participate in the Annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, the “Congressional App Challenge.”

The nationwide competition allows high school students from across the country to compete by creating a software application, or ”app” for mobile, tablet or computer devices.

The House App Contest is open to all high school students in Arizona’s 7th District from June 5th until November 1st.



  • The Congressional App Challenge is open to high school students and below. All participants must live or attend school in Arizona's 7th Congressional District.
  • Students can enter individually or on teams of up to four. At least two of the team members must reside or attend high school in the district in which they are competing.


Visit the Congressional App Challenge website - - to register and get more details on how to submit your entry. If competing as a team, all members of the team must submit their information on the registration form to participate.

Note: Students may submit apps created prior to the challenge, as long as their apps meet the standards of eligibility and were created within one year of the submission deadline.


  • The winning app will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol and shown on
  • Invitation to #HouseofCode Demo Day Reception (trip not paid).
  • More prizes may be announced at a later date.


Good luck! Let's show Congress what the bright students in Arizona's 7th District can do!