Rep. Schneider Invites Students to Participate in Congressional App Challenge

June 24, 2021
Press Release
Online submissions from Tenth District students are due November 1, 2021

WASHINGTON – Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) today launched the annual Tenth District Congressional App Challenge. The Congressional App Challenge encourages students to code their own app for any digital device by using their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.

The deadline to register and submit an app is November 1, 2021.

“In less than a generation, apps have come to touch every aspect of our lives. The Congressional App Challenge is an opportunity for Tenth District students to demonstrate and develop their STEM skills by designing their own app and presenting their work on a national stage. I look forward to seeing the remarkable apps that this year’s students create,” said Schneider.

The winning teams will have their application displayed in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C and featured on Congressman Schneider’s website.

The Congressional App Challenge is open to all middle or high school students who either live or attend school in the Tenth District, regardless of skill level. Students can choose to participate individually or as part of a team of up to 4 students, as long as two of the team members meet eligibility requirements.

To enter, participants must upload a video showcasing their app and an explanation of what they learned throughout the app-making process.

More information and Frequently Asked Questions on the Congressional App Challenge are available on Congressman Schneider’s website. Additional resources and registration information is available on the Congressional App Challenge website.


Congressional App Challenge Winners

Schneider announcing the 2020 Congressional App Challenge winners on a Zoom call. 2020 First Place winners Davis Gramza and Nikko Kowalow from Lake Forest High School created the winning app skinID: Fast, Free, and Accurate Skin Cancer Pre-diagnosis.



For Immediate Release
Thursday, June 24

Contact: Matt Fried

(202) 941-9386