Create your own App! Enter Contest!

Congressman Smucker’s office will be participating in the 2023 Congressional App Challenge (CAC)! The CAC is a nationwide competition aimed at encouraging U.S. high school and middle school students to learn how to code by creating their own applications. Through this process, the Challenge works to inspire our nation’s youth to pursue careers in computer science by highlighting the value of STEM education.

The competition officially launches TODAY!  Check out the steps outlined below to learn more about the 2023 CAC and its timeline:

  1. EXPLORATION – Review the 2023 CAC Rules to learn more about contest parameters.
  2. REGISTRATION – Still interested?  Form a team of up to four students (schools can have multiple teams), and register it on the CAC website. 
  3. DEVELOPMENT – Create an app!  Students can use any programming language and any platform.  There are no limits on application theme or topic.
  4. SUBMISSION – Submit the app and a short demonstration video by November 1, 2023.

Following the deadline, submissions will be judged and a winning application will be announced in December 2023. The winning team from PA-11 will then be invited to Washington, DC in Spring 2024 for a reception, where they will meet with the other winning teams from Congressional districts across the country!

As we move through the summer and into the beginning of the school year, I will continue to provide periodic updates with additional information about the competition. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from many of you about this amazing opportunity!

Best Regards,

Jacob R. Taylor

District Outreach Coordinator

Congressman Lloyd Smucker (PA-11)

Office: (717) 969-6133

Mobile: (202) 360-1984