Budd Announces Details for 2017 Congressional App Challenge

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Washington, August 29, 2017 | comments
"As technology continues to evolve, it is becoming imperative for our students to maintain STEM skills in order to compete in the growing workforce."
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WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Representative Ted Budd (NC-13) announces details for the 2017 Congressional App Challenge (CAC). The congressional app challenge is a way to encourage kids to learn how to code, during the third annual competition.

High School students in the 13th congressional district of North Carolina are encouraged to create and submit their own original apps before the deadline on November 1, 2017. Students entering the competition must submit their app onCongressionalAppChallenge.us by 12 PM ET on November 1, 2017. 

“The Annual Congressional App Challenge is an amazing opportunity for high school students in our area to show off their coding skills,” said Congressman Ted Budd. “As technology continues to evolve, it is becoming imperative for our students to maintain STEM skills in order to compete in the growing workforce. I look forward to seeing the amount of talent that comes from North Carolina.” 

Submissions will be judged 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 the 13th Congressional District, chosen by a panel of expert judges, will be featured on CongressionalAppChallenge.us, and the winning app may also be eligible to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol. For more information, please visit the official Congressional App Challenge website at CongressionalAppChallenge.us or contact Congressman Budd’s D.C. office at (202) 225-4531.

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