Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Congressional App Challenge

We are pleased to announce oru participation in the Congressional App Challenge. The competition designed to encourage student participation in computer science and coding, will be accepting applications through November 1st this year. Officially launched by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015, this nationwide effort allows students to compete against their peers by creating an application or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices. The Challenge is designed to promote innovation and engagement in coding and computer science. 

Register and Submit

The Congressional App Challenge is open to all students in the 21st Congressional District of Texas. Students entering the competition must submit their app on during the Competition Submission Period by 12:00 PM (noon) Eastern Daylight Time (11:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time) on NOVEMBER 1ST, 2017. Interested students can sign up HERE.

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria: quality of the idea, including creativity and originality; implementation of the idea, including user experience and design; and demonstrated excellence of coding and programming skills.

The winner from the 21st Congressional District, chosen by a panel of expert judges, will be featured on, and the winning app may also be eligible to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol.

For more information, please visit the official Congressional App Challenge website at or contact our San Antonio District Office at 210.821.5024.