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Congressional App Challenge Deadline

November 1 • 5:00 pm

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South Dakota’s Congressional App Challenge

(application deadline: Monday, Nov. 1, 2021)

U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson’s office is hosting South Dakota’s second annual Congressional App Challenge, a digital app competition for middle and high school students across the state.

The Congressional App Challenge was created because Congress recognized STEM and computer science skills are essential for economic growth in the United States. As a nation, we’ve fallen behind on these fronts, and we have a programmer shortage. STEM jobs are high-paying and in high-demand. It’s crucial to maintain American competitiveness — investing in our youth now and encouraging them to acquire these valuable skills will prepare us as a nation as more careers become STEM focused.

This competition is flexible. The Congressional App Challenge accepts computer programs (or apps) written in any programming language, for any platform (desktop/PC, web, mobile, raspberry Pi, etc.).

Students must submit their app by Monday, Nov. 1, at www.CongressionalAppChallenge.us.

You don’t have to be an expert coder to join the competition — the competition is looking for students of all skill levels, regardless of coding experience.

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges in South Dakota and honored by South Dakota’s Congressional office. Winning apps will be featured on display in the U.S. Capitol building and on the Congressional App Challenge website.