Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Congressman Forbes Announces 2015 Congressional App Challenge

December 7, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) invites all interested Fourth District high school students to participate in the 2015 Congressional App Challenge. This academic competition is a nationwide event that allows students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or "app," for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.
"The Congressional App Challenge reinforces the important role that Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education play in the future of our students and of our nation," Forbes said. "This academic challenge was designed to engage students' creativity, and encourage their interest and participation in these crucial fields.  I am proud of the skill and hard work of our Fourth District students, and look forward to seeing their submissions this year."

Every year, each Member of Congress is given the opportunity to sign up and allow high school students from their district to participate in this challenge. All submissions will be considered by a panel of judges selected by the Member of Congress and one winner from each participating district will be selected. The winner from the Fourth District will have their app displayed in a U.S. Capitol exhibit and also be invited to Washington, D.C. to meet Congressman Forbes.

Guidelines and information packets have been sent to all high schools in the Fourth Congressional District. Students wishing to participate must submit their app no later than Friday, January 15th, 2016.  All entries must be submitted online through Congressman J. Randy Forbes' Congressional App Challenge page. 

Additional information is available on Congressman Forbes' website at  including official guidelines and information.  Students may also contact Nicole Bunce in Congressman Forbes' Chesterfield Office at (804) 318-1363 for more information.