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U.S. House of Representatives holding app contest for students

FORSYTH COUNTY -- High schools students who have an interest in coding and want to make their own app can enter a contest organized by the U.S. House of Representatives.

The 10-week competition that runs through Jan. 15 allows high school students to create and submit their own app as individuals or in teams of up to four.

Winning students will have their apps featured on a display in the Capitol Building and will be honored by their congressman.

Eligible students must attend public high school and have turned at least 13 by Nov. 9.

If students are outside their home congressional district, they may compete in either their home district or their school district. If competing as a team, two members of the team must qualify in the same district in which they are applying.

Each student may submit just one application, either as an individual or as part of a team, and may only submit an app in one district.

Students may begin working on their apps as soon as they like. The submission period will close at 11:59 p.m. Jan. 15.

To register and submit apps, go to Make sure to find the correct challenge page specific to your member of Congress – U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall of the seventh district. To verify eligibility, students must also fill out basic contact info on the link found on the challenge page.