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Application Creation Event Offered To Local Students

U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced the opening of California’s 10th District Congressional App Challenge. This challenge invites middle and high school students to compete with peers to create and showcase their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet or computer devices on a platform of their choice. The best app will be displayed in an exhibit in the U.S. Capitol. Submissions will be accepted until midnight on Nov. 2, 2016 and will be judged by a panel of local judges. The 10th District’s winner will be announced during the week of Dec. 5, 2016.

“The spirit of innovation is the bedrock of American ingenuity, and this competition offers the next generation of pioneers a national stage to display their creativity and talents,” said Congressman Denham. “I encourage the Valley’s bright, young minds to participate and look forward to seeing the final products of inventiveness in November.”

Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four. Participants must submit their app’s source code and a demo video online by midnight on Nov. 2, 2016 EST. A panel of local judges who work in the software and entrepreneurial fields will judge the district’s submissions. In addition to being displayed in a U.S. Capitol exhibit, the winning submissions will also be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website (

Additional details are available at Questions should be directed to Kassi Fortado with Rep. Denham’s Modesto office at (209) 579-5458.