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Are you a Queens student with an idea for the next great app?

Middle and high schools students in New York’s 6th Congressional District are invited to enter the House’s app competition until Nov. 1, Congresswoman Grace Meng announced. The contest is a great opportunity for kids looking to advance their academic and professional careers.

Students may participate by creating a unique application for mobile, tablet or computer devices on a platform of their choosing. Each student must submit a video of their app and explain what they’ve learned from the competition process. All entries must be original in concept, design and execution.

Participants may compete individually or in teams of up to four students. Kids can register for the contest and submit their entries here.

Entries will be considered by a special panel of local judges in the academic, software and entrepreneurial fields. Winners will be announced by the end of the year and have their app featured on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website and displayed in a special exhibit at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

All students who participate will receive a certificate of Congressional recognition.

Queens Congress members Tom Suozzi and Carolyn Maloney — who represent Districts 3 and 12, respectively — are also participating in the challenge. Click here to view all participating districts.

“This contest is a great opportunity for Queens students to highlight their technological skills and show the rest of the country how much tech talent exists right here in our borough,” Meng said. “I look forward to seeing all the entries and wish the best of luck to each student who participates.”

Submission are due no later than noon Eastern Time on Nov. 1. Participants can register here and then fill out their submission forms here.

In its first two years, the Congressional app contest yielded 1,150 apps created by nearly 4,000 students in 33 states. Check out a list of the 2016 contest winners here.

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