Larsen Announces 2019 Congressional App Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today announced the launch of the 2019 Congressional App Challenge.

The competition, which runs through November 1, is open to high school and middle school students who live in or attend school in Washington’s Second Congressional District. Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four. Students can only enter the competition once. Students can create computer programs (or apps) written in any programming language and for any platform including desktop/PC, web and mobile.

“Washington state continues to be a leader in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics with more than 313,000 high school students and 165,000 two-year college students enrolled in Career and Technical Education programs,” said Larsen. “I have seen the creativity of students in classrooms across Northwest Washington first-hand and look forward to seeing that creativity come through in the submissions this year.”

Students can sign up to participate and read the full competition rules here. Students can register as a team or individual until 9:00 p.m. PST on November 1 but are encouraged to register early to receive extra support and tips. Rep. Larsen will honor the winner and the winning apps will be electronically displayed in the United States Capitol.

In 2018, Burlington-Edison High School sophomore Will Garrison won with an app that helps users practice and learn math skills in a fun and engaging way.

Link to app challenge: https://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/students/

Additional questions can be directed to Jenn Treadway in Congressman Larsen’s office at Jenn.Treadway@mail.house.gov or 425-252-3188. 

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