Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Robert Hurt Invites Virginia’s Fifth District Students to Participate in First Annual House App Contest


WASHINGTON, D.C.In 2013, the House of Representatives established the Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, also known as the "House App Contest." This spring marks the first annual competition.  High school students from across the country will compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or "app," for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.


"I encourage all high school students who live in or attend school in the Fifth Congressional District to participate in this new, exciting competition," said Congressman Hurt.  "We look forward to reviewing all of the entries, and we know we will be impressed by the ingenuity and talent represented by our youth in the Fifth District.

"An education focused on the STEM fields is of growing importance as our young people prepare for college and enter the workforce," Hurt continued.  "This competition will encourage our youth to explore the STEM fields, while also allowing them to make a significant contribution to our community."

To enter, the student must create an account on challengepost.com and register for the House Student App Contest under Congressman Hurt's profile during the Competition Submission Period. All entries must be an original in concept, design, and execution.

To review the rules and guidelines please visit our website at hurt.house.gov.  The deadline for submission is midnight on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  If you have any additional questions, please contact Maegan Crews in our Charlottesville office at (434) 973-9631.