Competition Info and Rules

Can I Participate? 

  1. Go to This. to determine if your residence or school is in a participating district.      
  2. Enter your home or public school address.
  3. The Challenge is open only to high school students who reside in a participating district or who are eligible to attend public high school in that district.  Individuals submitting on behalf of teams must meet the eligibility requirements for individual Contestants.
  4. Participants must be at least 13 years old as of February 1, 2014.
  5. Participants may compete individually or in teams of up to 4 students. If students attend school outside of their home congressional district, they may compete in either their home district or their school district. If competing as a team, 2 members of the team must be from the same district.
  6. The Competition is subject to all applicable United States federal laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules.

When Do I Enter?

  1. Between February 1ST, 2014 at approximately 12 PM Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and April 30TH, 2014 at 12 PM EST (the “Competition Submission Period”).

  2. Administrator’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Competition.

How Do I Enter?


A. Register:
  1. During the Competition Submission Period, create an account on www.challengepost.com and register for the House Student App Challenge.  Upload the entry form on the site so your Member of Congress can communicate with you during the Submission Period.
B. Online Requirements (on ChallengePost.COM):
  1. Each Contestant will be required to provide the following as part of the Submission:
  • A link to the Application Demonstration Video.  ChallengePost supports YouTube or VIMEO.  Please note that your entry may be judged in its entirety based on this video.  It is important to demonstrate the scope and quality of your application in this video.  No more than two minutes in length.
  • A link to the Developer Video.  ChallengePost supports YouTube or VIMEO.  The participant will describe how they created the app and what they learned.  No more than one minute in length.
  • Have your parent or guardian fill out the student release form.