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Shimkus Extends Deadline for High School Coding Competition

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) is still accepting submissions for this year’s Congressional App Challenge, a coding competition for high school students. Submissions will be accepted through Wednesday, November 2.

“With demand expected to increase for workers with STEM and coding skills, I’m excited to offer this opportunity to high school students who may be interested in pursuing one of those good paying jobs in the future,” said Shimkus. “To meet the demands of a 21st Century economy, competitions like the Congressional App Challenge help to inspire students to develop these valuable skills.”

The competition is open to all students who meet the eligibility requirements, regardless of coding experience. Students of all skill levels are encouraged to participate and learn how to create their own apps. Winners will be selected by panels of judges drawn from the local community. Students’ apps will be featured on a display in the U.S. Capitol building and on the Congressional App Challenge website.

Links for students to register and submit their apps are below:



For more information about the Congressional App Challenge, visit