Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Feb 5, 2014
Press Release

ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) invited high school students from Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District to participate in the 2014 Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, “House App Contest”.

“I have long believed that we have some of the best, brightest, most creative, and most talented young people in the world right here in Southwest and Middle Georgia,” said Congressman Bishop. “If you are a high school student interested in exploring new frontiers in science, technology, engineering, and math, the House App Contest is a great chance to join the millions of coders lending hard work and dedication to the development of innovative internet technology for the future. Our country is depending on you to maintain its leadership in technology!”

For a video of Congressman Bishop explaining the competition, please click here.

This new competition is designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields. Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, this competition is a nationwide event that allows high school students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. Throughout the completion period, participating students will be provided opportunities to engage with various STEM educational partners located within the community to mentor and assist them with their app development.

The “House App Contest” is open to all high school students in the Second Congressional District of Georgia. Students entering the competition must submit their app’s source code online during the Competition Submission Period between 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on February 1, 2014, and 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time on April 30, 2014, as well as provide a YouTube or VIMEO video demo explaining their app and what they learned through this competition process.

For additional information, the official competition rules, and a place to register please click here or contact Toni Pickel in the Albany District Office by email at or by phone at 229-439-8067.