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Announcing the 2021 Congressional App Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Alex Mooney (WV-02) is excited to announce the 2021 Congressional App Challenge, an app competition for students in middle and high school.

The CAC accepts computer programs (or apps) written in any programming language, for any platform (desktop/PC, web, mobile, raspberry Pi, etc.).

The Challenge’s submission portal is now open, and students are encouraged to register online by September 10th before submitting their app by November 1st. The competition is open to all students who meet the eligibility requirements, regardless of coding experience.

Students of all skill levels are encouraged to participate and learn how to create their own apps. Winners will be selected by panels of judges drawn from the local community and honored by their Members of Congress. Their apps are eligible to be featured on display in the U.S. Capitol building, on the House of Representatives’ official website, and on the Congressional App Challenge website.

The CAC was created because Congress recognized that STEM and computer-based skills are essential for economic growth and innovation. These jobs are crucial; by some estimates, the U.S. may be short by as many as 1 million programmers by 2021. These are high-paying, high-demand jobs. To maintain American competitiveness, it’s crucial that the United States invests in our youth now and helps them acquire these valuable skills. The CAC encourages students to pursue those skills and recognizes them for their efforts.

More information can be found on Congressman Mooney’s website at or by calling the Charleston District Office at (304) 925-5964.