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Congressman Conor Lamb

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania



--Submissions for the 2019 Congressional App Challenge must be registered and submitted online by Friday, November 1, 2019--

Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) is now accepting entries for the annual Congressional App Challenge, a nationwide competition for students interested in programming and app design and looking for an opportunity to showcase their skills.  Sponsored by the Internet Education Foundation, the annual contest recognizes and encourages the programming skills of young constituents across the nation and is open to all middle and high school students living or attending schools in Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District.  

Student Registration

Students are welcome to register individually or in teams of up to four individuals, but please note that students may only register in one congressional district.  If you are uncertain whether you reside or attend school in PA-17, please visit the House of Representatives website.

In order to register, students should visit the Congressional App Challenge website and submit a registration form.


All entries are accepted by registering and submitting the app online by 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, November 1, 2019.

Apps can be created on and for any platform using any programming language but must be original and must have been created within one year of the closing date.  A one to three-minute video demonstrating and describing the app in use as well as the learning process throughout the competition must be uploaded publicly to YouTube, Vimeo, or another video sharing service and included alongside the application.  The app must be solely owned by the student so that no other outside party has any rights to or interest in the application.  More information about eligibility and app submission may be found here.

Apps will be evaluated based on demonstrated excellence of computer programming skills, quality and creativity.  A panel of prominent judges from the technology field in the Pittsburgh region will evaluate the apps and select the winner.


The winning app will be announced during Computer Science Education Week, December 9-15, 2019.  There will be one winning individual or team selected from Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District.

The winning app is eligible to be displayed in the United States Capitol Building and featured on, the official website for the United States House of Representatives.  In addition, the winning student will receive an invitation to the #HouseofCode Capitol Hill Reception in Washington D.C., but please note that the winner will be responsible for their transportation and other expenses.  The winner from PA-17 will also receive Amazon Web Services credits.

For more information about the competition, please contact Reenie Kuhlman in Congressman Lamb’s District Office (