- Members of Congress must opt-in for their district to participate in this competition. If a Member does not opt-in, constituents in their district will be ineligible to participate.
- The Competition is open only to high school students who reside in a participating district or who are attending high school in that district. Individuals submitting on behalf of teams must meet the eligibility requirements for individual Contestants.
- Participants must be at least 13 years old as of NOVEMBER 9TH, 2015.
- 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.
- 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.
- A student may only submit one application, either as an individual or as part of a team. They ay only submit an app in one district.
When Do Students Enter?
- 1. Students may begin working on their apps as soon as they like, but the “Competition Submission Period” will start at 12:00 PM (noon) Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”), NOVEMBER 9TH, 2015 and be closed at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) JANUARY 15TH, 2016.
- 2. Administrator’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Competition.
How Do Students Enter?
- Sign up on CongressionaAppChallenge.us. a. By November 9, 2015, a sign-up form will be posted on CongressionalAppChallenge.us. Students must fill out this form.
- Register on Challenge.gov: a. After filling out the sign-up on congressionalappchallenge.us, the student must register to use challenge.gov. That’s where they will submit their apps. They will submit their app on the page specifically for their district