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App Challenge

Middle and high school students across Iowa’s 4th Congressional District are invited to participate in the 2021 Congressional App Challenge. Officially launched in 2015, this competition is a nationwide event intended to engage students’ creativity and encourage their participation in STEM fields.

“As a member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, I am excited to give students this unique opportunity to showcase their scientific talents. I strongly encourage middle and high school students from across the 4th District to participate in the 2021 Congressional App Challenge,” said Rep. Feenstra.

This competition allows students to compete with peers by creating and exhibiting their software application (app) for web, PC, tablet, mobile, raspberry Pi or other platform of their choice. We accept any programming language, such as C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, "block code," etc. Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four.

Students should register online by September, 10 2021, before submitting their app by the November 1, 2021 deadline. The winning app will be announced in December. It will be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website ( and displayed in a U.S. Capitol exhibit. To register and see additional details, interested parties should visit

All questions can be directed to Rep. Feenstra’s District Director, Emily Schwickerath: or call 515-408-9097.