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Issa Office Announces Beginning of Congressional App Challenge

Press Release
Nov 13, 2015

Office will accept submissions from high-school students within California’s 49th Congressional district

WASHINGTON, DCCongressman Darrell Issa’s office is excited to announce its participation in the Second Annual Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a competition for U.S. high school students.

This competition is designed to engage student creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields. Established by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, the App Challenge is a nationwide event where one winner from each participating office will be recognized for creating an innovative software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.

Apps are judged based on the 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 Congressional App Challenge is open to all high school students in California’s 49th Congressional District. Students entering the competition must submit their app’s source code online during the Competition Submission Period between 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on November 9, 2015 and 12:00 AM on January 15, 2016. They must also provide a YouTube or Vimeo video demo explaining their app and what they learned through the competition process.

The winner from California’s 49th District, chosen by an independent panel of expert judges, will be featured on, and the winning app will also be on display in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., honoring all winners from across the country.

The Internet Education Foundation will be serving as the operational “sponsor” of the CAC. For further information , please visit and


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