MALDEN, MA - Today, Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (MA-5) announced that her office is now accepting applications for the 2021 Congressional App Challenge for Massachusetts’ 5th Congressional District. Every year, the Congressional App Challenge asks students across the country to create and submit a district-specific, original app to encourage hands-on coding experience and inspire a future generation of STEM and computer science leaders. 


“I am thrilled to announce the start of this year’s Congressional App Challenge. This partnership with the Internet Education Foundation is a great opportunity for students across our district, and the country, to show off their skills and try their hand at coding,” said Assistant Speaker Clark. “Regardless of experience level or background, this is an exciting opportunity for students to unlock the world of STEM. I look forward to seeing all the wonderful submissions from the coding community in MA-5.”


The Congressional App Challenge is hosted yearly by Assistant Speaker Clark’s Office in partnership with the Internet Education Foundation and is open to all middle school and high school students in Massachusetts’ 5th Congressional District. The winning app is displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building and featured on the House of Representatives’ website. Winning students will be recognized at the House of Code reception this spring to demonstrate their app to Members of Congress and staff.


Students can register, submit entries, and find a complete set of rules at