Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Congressional App Challenge

The Congressional App Challenge began in 2013 to encourage students to become more involved in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields, specifically in coding and computer science. Participants will create and exhibit a software application, or "app," for mobile, tablet or computer devices. The Challenge is open to all TX-22 high school students. Students can participate individually or on a team.

The winning app will be displayed in the US Capitol Building and on two websites, which can be found here and here. The first place winner or team will be invited to Washington, DC for a #HouseOfCode event and to meet Rep. Olson. The winner or winning team from each district will also split $50,000 in Amazon Web Services credits.

The competition will run from July 26, 2017 through November 1, 2017. Winners will be chosen and announced in December. More information on the challenge and Frequently Asked Questions can be found here. To apply and submit an application, please visit this website

If you have any questions, please contact Olson's Pearland office at (281) 485-4855.