Representative Bradley Byrne

Representing the 1st District of Alabama

Byrne Announces Open of House App Challenge


Feb 4, 2014
Press Release

Washington, DC – February 4, 2014 – U. S. Representative Bradley Byrne (AL-1) on Tuesday invited students in Alabama’s First Congressional District to compete in the first-ever House App Challenge, a competition that calls on students to create and exhibit their own software applications for mobile, tablet or computer devices.

Byrne said: “This competition in Southwest Alabama is an effort to spark interest among Southwest Alabama high school students in science, technology, engineering and math. Considering the current and projected needs of local employers as our existing industries grow and new companies locate to Southwest Alabama, this competition will serve as an important stepping stone for our students to enter the workforce motivated, well-trained, and ready to lead our community.”

The competition is open now until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (10:59 p.m. Central) on April 30, 2014.

Students may compete individually or in teams of up to four to develop their app submissions. Each competing individual or team will submit a demonstration video of their app, along with an entry form and the source code of the app for inspection by the judges. Judges will rate the apps on quality, creativity, implementation, and demonstrated excellence of coding and programming skills.

Winners will be recognized in a congressional district awards ceremony and on the House App Challenge website. The winning app also will be on display in the U.S Capitol.

To participate, students must live in Alabama’s First Congressional District, which encompasses the counties of Mobile, Baldwin, Escambia, Monroe, Washington and parts of Clarke). Learn more at or