MIL-OSI USA: Rep. Obernolte announces 2021 Congressional App Challenge


Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia)

U.S. Congressman Jay Obernolte (CA-08) is inviting middle and high school students from California’s 8th District to participate in the 2021 Congressional App Challenge. The annual competition is a non-partisan congressional initiative to encourage middle and high school students to pursue an interest in STEM and computer science.

“As a computer scientist and a video game developer myself, I am honored to continue the tradition of the Congressional App Challenge,” said Rep. Obernolte. “Computer science is critical to the future of jobs in our country. I encourage students from California’s 8th District to explore STEM, coding, and computer science by participating in this competition. I look forward to seeing the innovative applications that our students create.”

The Congressional App Challenge is hosted through the U.S. House of Representatives and provides students across the country with an opportunity to compete with their peers in creating and showcasing their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices. Middle and high school students currently residing in or attending school in the 8th District are eligible to participate and may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four. A panel of local judges who work in the software and entrepreneurial fields will judge the district’s submissions. The winning submissions will have their app displayed in the U.S. Capitol, be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives website, and be invited to attend the #HouseofCode Capitol Hill Reception.

Participants must submit their app along with required materials and any additional accompanying information through the official competition website at by midnight EDT on November 1, 2021. For additional information, competition rules, and forms, visit Rep. Obernolte’s website at You can also reach Rep. Obernolte’s office with questions at (760) 247-1815.