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Congressman Tim Ryan Announces the 2021 Congressional App Challenge

September 15, 2021
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today announced the 2021 Congressional App Challenge (CAC) for middle and high school students in Ohio's 13th Congressional District. The CAC accepts computer programs (or apps) written in any programming language, for any platform (desktop/PC, web, mobile, raspberry Pi, etc.). The competition is open to all students who meet the eligibility requirements, regardless of coding experience. 


The deadline for students/schools to register and submit their app online is November 1st.


“As northeastern Ohio moves into a new economy, it is more important than ever that our students know how to use and create the technology that they will be using in the jobs of the future,” said Congressman Ryan. “The Congressional App Challenge will help fuel the growth and innovation in the science, technology, engineering and math fields and to encourage students to excel in those disciplines.”

The Challenge’s submission portal is now open at Students are encouraged to register online as soon as possible. App submissions are due November 1st.

Students of all skill levels are strongly encouraged to participate and learn how to create their own apps. Winners will be selected by panels of judges drawn from the local community. Their apps are eligible to be featured on display in the U.S. Capitol building, on and on the Congressional App Challenge website.

The CAC was created because Congress recognized that STEM and computer-based skills are essential for economic growth and innovation. To maintain American competitiveness, it is crucial that the United States invests in our youth now and helps them acquire these valuable skills. The CAC encourages students to pursue those skills and recognizes them for their efforts.

The CAC also focuses on inclusivity and making the Challenge as accessible as possible to all students, including those traditionally underrepresented in tech. For further information about the Congressional App Challenge, please visit or contact Pat Lowry at