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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

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Langevin Announces 2021 Congressional App Challenge, Invites RI Students to Compete

Congressman Jim Langevin today announced the opening of the 2021 Congressional App Challenge and invited students from schools across Rhode Island to participate in this year’s challenge. 

Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, the competition is a nationwide event intended to engage students’ creativity and encourage their participation in STEAM fields. 

The competition allows student to compete with peers in their district by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app” for a personal computer, a web app, a mobile phone, or even a robot.   

“Rhode Island students are among the best and brightest in the country, so I can’t wait to see what incredible work the participants will have in store this year,” said Rep. Jim Langevin. “I encourage all eligible students to register for this great competition. Let the challenge begin!” 

Starting June 24th, students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four. Participants must submit their app’s source code online by midnight on November 1 and provide a YouTube video demo explaining their app and what they learned during the competition process. Students can pre-register for the competition here. 

The submitted apps will be judged by an appointed panel of individuals within the academic, software and entrepreneurial fields. 

The app of the winning student or team in each participating congressional district will be featured on the US House of Representatives’ website ( and displayed in a US Capitol exhibit. Updates will be announced in the coming weeks and provided on Langevin’s website at: