Cummings Announces Congressional App Challenge

Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) has opened his Congressional App Challenge — a competition aimed at encouraging U.S. high school students to learn how to code by creating their own applications.

The Challenge will highlight the value of computer science and STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). 

Eligible high school students throughout the district, which includes parts of Baltimore City, and Howard and Baltimore Counties are encouraged to apply and display their talent in this year’s contest.  

Entries can be submitted via one student or from a team of students according to the specifications in the competition guidelines, which can be found here

Each district will honor its winning app by placing it on a large digital screen at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.  The winner(s) from the Seventh District will receive a press conference in their honor with Congressman Cummings and expert judges.

All entries must be submitted to the above Web site by Nov. 1, 2017.  The winner will be recognized on and the Congressman’s website. If students have any questions, they can email Rep. Cummings’ Baltimore District Office by phone at (410) 685-9199 or email at