Congressional App Challenge

Congresswoman Nikema Williams invites students in the Fighting Fifth to participate in the 2024 Congressional App Challenge.

Middle school and high school students are invited to create and submit their original digital application to the Congressional App Challenge (CAC). The purpose of the challenge is to inspire the next generation of students to pursue careers in computer science and technology.

The Fifth District winner will be chosen by a panel of judges and featured on The winning app will also be eligible to be on display in the U.S. Capitol, along with other winners from across the country.


  • Students may use any programming language (example: C, C++, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, “block code,” etc.) and any platform (PC, web, tablet, robot, mobile, etc.).
  • To be eligible to participate in the Congressional App Challenge, you must be a middle or high school student at the time of app submission.
  • Students may register as individuals or as teams of up to four. No more than four students are allowed to form a team.
  • Students may compete in the district they reside in or the district they attend school in.
  • If competing as a team, at least half of the teammates must be eligible to compete in the district in which they are participating in.

Click here for complete set of rules.

How to participate

Students should submit their app through the Congressional App Challenge’s website:

Applications close Thursday, October 24, 2024

For questions, please reach out to Congresswoman Nikema Williams’ office at (404) 659-0116

You can look up your district here.