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BIRMINGHAM, AL – On Monday, August 13, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) announced her participation in the 2018 Congressional App Challenge, opening the challenge to all middle school and high school students in Alabama’s 7th Congressional District. The Congressional App Challenge is designed to engage student creativity and encourage their participation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. This event allows high school students from across the country to compete against their peers by creating and exhibiting their software application, or "app," for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.

“Giving our students a chance to build their skills in science, technology, engineering, and math sets our next generation up to compete for better jobs in a growing economy,” said Rep. Terri Sewell. “The Congressional App Challenge gives students an opportunity to tap into their creativity, develop skills in the STEM field, and build something of their own. I encourage all students to explore this unique opportunity by entering the competition. I am confident students in Alabama’s 7th congressional district have the talent to produce some of the very best apps submitted for this year’s competition and I look forward to seeing what they create.”

Through the Congressional App Challenge, students in Alabama’s 7th Congressional District may enter as teams to create and submit ideas for original applications. Submissions will be judged on the following criteria: quality of the idea, including creativity and originality, implementation of the idea, including user experience and design, and demonstration of excellence of coding and programming skills. The Congressional App Challenge is coordinated by the congressional staff of each congressional district which hosts a Challenge.

Monday, September 10, is the last day for students to register for the competition.

For more information on how students in your area can participate in the Congressional App Challenge for Alabama’s 7th District, please contact Kaia Greene at (205) 254-1960 or by email at



Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) is serving her fourth term representing Alabama’s 7th Congressional district. She sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and was recently appointed to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Sewell is a Chief Deputy Whip and serves on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee of the Democratic Caucus. She is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and serves as Vice Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, and Vice Chair of Outreach for the New Democrat Coalition.