Congressional App Challenge

2019 Winners

New Mexico is an amazing home for technology, and our kids are in a great position to learn more and take advantage of our state’s unique and important role in the national tech space. There are too few students learning tech skills to keep up with increasing labor demand, and that gap will only widen if we don’t get our kids involved from a young age. That’s why I’m inviting middle and high school students to join my district-wide Congressional App Challenge. By participating, students will learn to code, manage a project, and have an opportunity to have their app displayed at the national level.

The 2020 Congressional App Challenge will take place June - November in which students will form teams and create unique, one-of-a-kind apps that seek to offer new solutions. All students who live or attend school in New Mexico's first Congressional District are eligible to enter. 

Given the uncertain and unusual circumstances that COVID-19 has presented, the Congressional App Challenge has launched its “Code From Home” initiative, which offers extensive resources for students to learn how to code while away from school. Those resources can be found here. I know that there are limitations that students may face without access to school computers. However, I encourage students to participate with the resources they have available.

A complete outline of competition rules can be found here

My office can’t wait to see what our district’s students come up with this year! If you have any questions regarding the competition or would like more information, please contact my office at (505) 346-6781. 

Important Dates:

  • June 1 – Challenge officially launches
  • October 19 – Deadline for students to register and submit their app online
  • November – Judging period
  • December – Winners announced

You can officially register for the competition here

Congressional App Challenge

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