The Research Triangle Park

Congressional App Challenge Kick-Off Event

Event Sponsor

Congressman David Price

Event Contact

Katelynn Anderson
[email protected]

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The Frontier | 800 Park Offices Drive, RTP Oct 15 10:00 am - Oct 15 4:00 pm

Join us for the first NC-04 Hackathon for the Congressional App Challenge, hosted by Congressman David Price, which is being held in coordination with US2020 RTP. Mentors will be on hand to help students and teams start, develop, or complete an app for the Challenge. 

Please bring a laptop for the Hackathon. If you would like to participate, but do not have access to a laptop, pelase email Katelynn Anderson at [email protected]

Lunch and snacks will be provided! 

The winning app will be featured in an interactive display in the United States Capitol. Additionally, Amazon Web Services has announced that it is providing $50,000 in AWS credits used for cloud computing services to be split among the winners nationwide (with parental consent).  All participants will also be recognized by Congressman Price at a reception at the Friday Institute at NC State on Thursday, November 17.   Teachers and administrators will also be invited to attend. 


Congressional App Challenge Background

The Congressional App Challenge is designed to promote STEM education by recognizing and incentivizing young talent to create a concept or source code for an online or mobile application (“app”).


Register | Lunch and snacks will be provided! 


  • Open to High School age students that attend school or live in the Fourth Congressional District.
  • Students are only eligible to compete once they have signed up for the Challenge
  • Students may only compete in one district.
  • Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four.  If competing as a team: at least two of the teammates must be eligible to compete within the district in which they are submitting.

There is no technical age minimum, but the App Challenge is intended for high school students.  Recent High School graduates are not eligible to compete.


Submission Requirements

Students must submit their apps by noon on November 2, 2016.  The app students create may cover any topic, but they must be original and appropriate.

See the full list of requirements...



A local panel of judges will decide the winner of the App Challenge, and a reception will be held for all participants in November. More information on judging coming soon! 



The Classroom @ The Frontier
800 Park Offices Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC