DAYTON, OH – Today, Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) announced that applications are open for the Congressional App Challenge (CAC).  The Congressional App Challenge is an annual competition for middle and high schoolers aimed at inspiring students to develop a passion for computer science and coding.

"As careers in computer science and coding continue to grow, it's important to create opportunities for students to advance their passion and skills in this field. I’m excited that students in our community can once again participate in the Congressional App Contest," said Congressman Turner. "I encourage all middle school and high school students to challenge themselves and apply, and I look forward to seeing the apps that these talented students create." 

Students within Ohio’s 10th Congressional District compete against each other by creating and exhibiting an original software application, or “app,” for the web, PC, tablet, mobile, or other platform of their choice. Winner(s) will be selected by a panel of judges drawn from the local community and honored by Congressman Turner. The winner(s) will then be invited to Capitol Hill for the annual #HouseOfCode event to present their apps to Members of Congress and have their apps be eligible to be featured on display in the U.S. Capital building, on and on the Congressional App Challenge website.

Students are encouraged to register online by September 10th before submitting their app by November 1st. The CAC accepts computer programs (or apps) written in any programing language for any platform (desktop/PC, web, mobile, raspberry Pi, etc.). Students may work individually, in partners, or as a team.

For more information on rules and how to apply, visit the Congressional App Challenge Website or contact the student support email: