Congressman Allen is pleased to launch the 2023 Congressional App Challenge for middle and high school students in Georgia's 12th District. This nationwide event allows students to compete with their peers by creating a software application, or "app," for web, PC, tablet, mobile, or other platform of their choice.

“I’m excited to once again host the Congressional App Challenge, and I encourage any student interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to participate,” said Congressman Allen. “STEM is a growing field throughout Georgia and the nation, and this competition provides those interested in the field with a platform to explore their creativity.”

All current middle and high school students (grades 6-12) who reside in or attend school in the 12th Congressional District are encouraged to participate. Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four, as long as two of the teammates are eligible to participate in our district.

The winner will be chosen by a panel of local judges who work within the academic, software and entrepreneurial fields. Further details regarding a local event highlighting the submissions and winning app will be forthcoming. Additionally, the winning app will be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives' website ( and displayed in a U.S. Capitol exhibit.

Registration is now open:

Key dates and deadlines:

  • June 15, 2023: The 2023 App Challenge officially launches
  • November 1, 2023: Deadline for students to submit their app online
  • December 2023: Winners announced
  • Spring 2024: #HouseOfCode Winners Reception

Click here to download a printable flyer that you may print to give to your students. For rules and submission instructions, please visit the official Congressional App Challenge website at or contact Megan Abbott in Congressman Allen’s Augusta office at or (706) 228-1980.

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