Thompson Announces 2018 App Challenge

Sep 21, 2018
Press Release
Open to CA-05 middle and high school students

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that he is accepting applications for the 2018 Congressional App Challenge in California’s Fifth Congressional District. The challenge is open to middle and high school-aged students who either live or attend school in the district. 

“Our young people are leading the way in developing innovative technologies that help us all get ahead. That’s why I am proud to announce the 2018 Congressional App Challenge for our students, allowing them to solve problems and create content in a fun and innovative way,” said Thompson. “Each year this contest brings together our students to create interesting apps – from games, to new tools, to important solutions and I am always impressed by their work. I look forward to seeing this year’s submissions and meeting another group of incredible students.”

Applications for the challenge must be submitted by Monday, October 15th, 2018. You can click here to learn more and to submit your application.


Congressman Mike Thompson is proud to represent California’s 5th Congressional District, which includes all or part of Contra Costa, Lake, Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties He is a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Thompson is also a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition and chairs the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force as well as the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Wine Caucus.