Congressional App Challenge

The Congressional App Challenge (CAC) is a competition for students, high school level or below, to engage their creativity and participate in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education fields. This competition is a nationwide event that allows students from across the country to engage in the fields of coding and computer science by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. The winner from the Third Congressional District, chosen by a panel of expert judges, will be featured on The winning app will also be eligible to be on display in the U.S. Capitol, honoring the winners from across the country.

Can I Participate?

  • The Congressional App Challenge is open to all middle and high school students living or attending school in Oregon’s Third Congressional District.
  • Students may compete alone or in teams of up to four. 

To Register

  • The 2021 Congressional App Challenge is live! 
  • Students are encouraged to register online by Sept 10th before submitting their app by November 1st.
  • Students may register and submit their Apps online via the Congressional App Challenge website here.

CAC Rules and Resources

  • For more information, please visit the official Congressional App Challenge website at
  • You can also email or contact our office at 503-231-2300. 

Hall of Fame

Past winners of the Congressional App Challenge from Oregon’s Third Congressional District:

  • 2020: Students Tutor Students by Devansh Khunteta and Gaurang Kakodkar (Jesuit High School)
  • 2019: AbleMail by Annika Holliday and Tristan Peng (Catlin Gabel) 
  • 2017: MelaKnow by Henry Pigg and Eli Winkelman (Wilson High School)
  • 2016: fooDonate by Marley Bennett and Juliette Coia (Wilson High School)