Congressional App Challenge

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi congratulates Joshua Zhu on winning the 2018 Congressional App Challenge for California’s 12th Congressional District. 

This year, my office is participating in the Congressional App Challenge, a competition designed to encourage students to learn how to code and explore STEM and computer science through hands-on practice. Students should submit their app by November 1st.

Officially launched by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015, this nationwide effort allows students to compete against their peers by creating an application or “app,” for desktop/PC, web, tablet, mobile, or other devices. The Challenge is designed to promote innovation and engagement in computer science.

The Congressional App Challenge is open to all middle and high school students in the 12th Congressional District of California. Students entering the competition must submit their app to before 12:00 PM (noon) Eastern Time on NOVEMBER 1st, 2021.

The winner from the 12th Congressional District, chosen by a panel of expert judges, will be featured on, and the winning app will also be eligible to be on display in the U.S. Capitol, honoring the winners from across the country.

For more information, please visit the official Congressional App Challenge website at, email, or contact Kevin Ortiz at (415) 556-4862.