App Challenge

CS4GA App and Design Challenge

The Georgia App Design Challenge encourages students to learn and apply computer science skills while building their confidence, motivation, and student portfolios. This statewide event allows Georgia students to develop and share their software applications on a platform of their choice.
To promote awareness, community service, and innovation, the theme of this challenge is “Smart Communities and Sustainability.” This challenge encourages students to develop a mobile application that will make cities inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. The CS4GA App and Design Challenge is sponsored by CS4GA.


How do students enter their apps?

New! Teachers will submit student projects (video and written responses) to GaDOE judging. Teachers will register student app development teams by February 2, 2024.


Submission Requirements

A complete submission will include the following components:
  1. Written Response: The written response should be typed, double-spaced PDF, in a standard 12-point font (Times, Calibri, or Arial). The written response must be submitted in pdf format. The total response should not exceed 750 words.
  1. Demonstration Video: Students must create a 1-2 minute video, showcasing what the app does and how it works.
See the app rubric for more details of the requirements: CS4GA App and Design Challenge Rubric
  • Student Projects Submission Form (Coming Soon)
  • Student Release Form (Coming Soon)



An information session will be held for district leaders and teachers. Awards and prizes will be given at the state level. We look forward to your district participating in this exciting event.
For more information email Lavita Williams or Alba Gutierrez.



Important Dates

February 2024 Schools submit winners to DOE (February 2nd) 
March 2024 Winners announced at CS Summit (March 21st)
April 2024 CS4GA App and Design Challenge winners mobile apps will be submitted to the Innovation Nation Challenge (all-level winners)
July 2024 CS4GA App and Design Challenge winners will present their apps at CS Con (all level winners)

2022-2023 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors: MAD-Learn