Congresswoman McBath is proud to announce the 2020 Congressional App Challenge, a competition designed to promote innovation and inspire student engagement in computer science, coding, and technology. This year’s competition is now open for students to register. All submissions will be due by October 19th. Students can register for the competition here

The Congressional App Challenge is open to all middle and high school students who live and/or attend school in Georgia’s Sixth District. Participants are encouraged to register to compete by September 10th and make their final app submission no later than October 19th

Officially launched by the United States House of Representatives in 2015, this nationwide effort allows students to compete against their peers by creating an application (also known as an “app”) for desktop/PC, web, tablet, mobile, raspberry Pi, or other devices. The competition accepts any programming language: C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, or "block code".

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the end of the 2019-2020 academic year disrupted students’, teachers’, and parents’ ability to keep students engaged in the classroom. As a result, the Congressional App Challenge has introduced an innovative way to help students code from home. For this year’s competition, students will have access to a range of free resources to assist them online. These free resources from the Congressional App Challenge can be accessed here

The results of the challenge will be determined by Rep. McBath and a panel of expert judges. The judging period will conclude by December 1, 2020 and winners will be announced within the first two weeks of December. A virtual ceremony will be hosted by our District Office for all competitors and their family members. Due to COVID-19, the House will not be hosting the #HouseOfCode reception. The winner from each congressional district will still be featured on The winning app will also be eligible for display in the U.S. Capitol. 

For more information, please visit the official Congressional App Challenge website at, or contact Rep. McBath’s Sandy Springs District Office at (470) 773-6330. A list of frequently asked questions is also available by clicking here.