Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

2017 Congressional App Challenge

The Congressional App Challenge is a competition aimed at encouraging U.S. K-12 students to learn how to code by creating their own applications, or “apps.” The Congressional App Challenge is open to all students in the Ninth Congressional District of Tennessee. Students entering the competition must submit their app on during the Competition Submission Period between 12 PM (noon) Eastern Standard Time on July 26, 2017, and 12:00 PM (noon) Eastern Daylight Time on November 1, 2017.

The Challenge is intended to highlight the value of computer science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and encourage students to engage in these fields. By encouraging and recognizing our nation’s young programming talent, Congress hopes to shine a light on the growing importance of these skills.  For complete registration information and resources, please visit the Congressional App Challenge Website here.

Important Date

  • Submissions will be accepted until November 1, 2017.

Important Details

  • Submissions may be from individuals or groups consisting of up to four people, two of whom must be from the 9th district.
  • Participants must sign up here before submitting their materials.

Required Submission Materials

  • Visit the Congressional App Challenge submission page here for your submission checklist and submission form. 

For more information, please visit the official Congressional App Challenge website at or contact Congressman Cohen's office at 202-225-3265.

You can find a flyer for the Congressional App Challenege here.