Walberg Accepting Submission for 2018 Congressional App Challenge
Jackson, Mich.—Congressman Tim Walberg today announced his office is accepting submissions from students in Michigan’s 7th District for the 2018 Congressional App Challenge. This nationwide contest encourages middle and high school students to create an application for a mobile phone, tablet, or computer, while giving them an opportunity to learn coding and computer science skills.
“Coding skills are in high demand in today’s economy, and it is important that we help prepare students for the jobs of the future,” said Congressman Walberg. “With the new school year underway, I invite students to participate in this fun opportunity to innovate and gain hands-on experience in STEM fields. This is our third year hosting the Congressional App Challenge, and I look forward to another successful competition showcasing the talented and creative students in our area.”
The deadline to enter the competition is October 15th, 2018, and then a panel of local judges will evaluate the submissions and select a winning app. The competition is open to all students who meet the eligibility requirements, regardless of coding experience.
Submissions will be judged based on the following criteria: Quality of the idea, including creativity and originality; implementation of the idea, including user experience and design; and demonstrated excellence of coding and programming skills. The winner from Michigan's 7th District will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol along with winners from across the country.
To learn more about the rules and requirements of the Congressional App Challenge, visit CongressionalAppChallenge.us or call Congressman Walberg's office at 517-780-9075.
Congressman Walberg serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Education and the Workforce Committee as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions. For more information on Walberg's work in Congress visit walberg.house.gov.