App challenge open to Whidbey middle and high school students

Students can create programs or apps for any platform in the Congressional App Challenge.

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen is encouraging all middle and high school students who live in or attend school in Washington’s Second Congressional District to compete in the 2023 Congressional App Challenge. The annual challenge runs through Wednesday, Nov. 1.

Students can sign up to participate and read the full competition rules at

The Congressional App Challenge is an opportunity for students to create programs or apps for any platform, including desktop/PC, web and mobile, to collaborate, invent and learn coding and computer science skills. Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four. Students can only enter the competition once.

Students have until 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1 to register and enter, but organizers recommend students register early to receive extra support and tips. Larsen will announce a district winner in December and invite the winner to the #HouseofCode Capitol Hill Reception in Washington D.C. at a date to be determined. Winning apps will be electronically displayed in the U.S. Capitol and on the CAC’s website.

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