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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson Hosts Annual Congressional App Challenge for Middle and High School Students

August 16, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Congressional App Challenge. This annual district-wide competition, hosted by members of Congress, is a public effort to encourage students to learn how to code.

“I am pleased to participate in this year’s Congressional App Challenge,” Rep. Lawson said. “Teaching students how to code at a younger age prepares them for today’s world. There are so many jobs that use code directly and are looking to hire individuals who are skilled in this platform.”

The competition is open to middle and high school students who reside or attend school in Florida’s Fifth Congressional District. It allows students to compete with peers in their own district by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for web, PC, tablet, mobile, or other platform of their choice.

Entries must be submitted by October 15. However, students are encouraged to register online by September 10. Winning apps will be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives website and the Congressional App Challenge website. For a full set of rules and the application form, visit For more information, contact Rep. Lawson’s district office at 850-558-9450.