STEAM Student App Challenge
Do you have what it takes to create the next Snapchat, Instagram, or Angry Birds?
U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline is inviting all First District Rhode Island high school students over the age of 13 to participate in his first annual House Student App Challenge to create a software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. This nationwide competition is designed to engage the creativity of students and encourage their participation in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) education fields.
The winning app will be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives website and also be displayed at the U.S. Capitol.
To enter, the student must create an account on http://housestudentapps.challengepost.com and then register for the House Student App Contest under Congressman Cicilline’s profile during the competition submission period, which is already underway. All entries must be original in concept, design and execution.
- Register with Rep. Cicilline at http://studentappchallenge.house.gov, and;
- Register at http://housestudentapps.challengepost.com
Important dates for the 2014 STEM Competition
- April 30, 2014: All submissions are due by midnight
- Early May 2014: Judges consider submissions
- Mid-May 2014: Winners notified and promoted on House.gov
Contest entry requirements
- Entry form (submitted through ChallengePost)
- Demonstration video of their app, no longer than two minutes (submitted through ChallengePost)
- Developer video, no longer than one minute, in which participant describes how they created the app and what they learned (submitted through ChallengePost)
- Source code for the app (submission process TBD)