2016 Congressional App Challenge!!

Pingree, Poliquin invite Maine high school students to participate in Congressional App Challenge

2016 Congressional App Challenge!!

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Student-developed app from each District will be chosen to receive national recognition!

Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin today invited Maine high school students to participate in the 2016 Congressional App Challenge.Students have until November 2, 2016, to develop and submit their own smart-phone apps—a winning app from each of Maine’s Congressional Districts will be chosen to receive national recognition.

“I applaud how Maine schools are using STEM education to prepare our students for the jobs of tomorrow.  This competition is an exciting opportunity to put those skills to the test while learning how to develop the smartphone apps we use every day,” said Pingree.  “I hope students give it a shot—I can’t wait to see what they come up with.”

“Never has it been more important for our students to have the practical experience to use and master digital technologies,” said Poliquin.  “This program will give students across Maine the unique opportunity to broaden their skills and learn in a fun and competitive environment.”

Students can participate as individuals or in a team of up to four.  The apps can cover any topic. In addition to the app, students must submit a 3-4 minute video explaining their app and how it works.

A panel convened by the Maine Technology Institute will judge the submissions. They will be judged on 1) the creativity and originality of the app idea; 2) user experience and design of the idea’s implementation; and 3) quality of coding and programming.

The deadline for submissions is November 2, 2016. Starting at noon today, students can register for the competition athttp://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/compete-2016/sign-up/.


Organization Information

Organization Name

Congressional Internet Congress (CAC)

Contact Information

Contact Name

Chellie Pingree's Office

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Eligibility Requirements

Must be a High School Student

Program Dates

Submission Deadline November 2, 2016

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Please see Chellie Pingree's Facebook page at https://pingree.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/pingree-poliquin-invite-maine-high-school-students-participate for more information OR go to http://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/compete-2016/ for information and to register.

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