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May 9 Deadline For Tech Contest Entries Is One Week Away!


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May 9 Deadline For Tech Contest Entries Is One Week Away!

San Mateo County Fair: June 10 – 18

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2 May 2017 – San Mateo, CA:  San Mateo is at the heart of the Bay Area’s “Tech World.” And, like the center of a wheel from which young, innovative spokes spring out, the San Mateo County Fair ( is hoping to serve as catalyst for future scientists and inventors. Over nine days, June 10 – 18, some of the Bay Area’s brightest-and-best young talents will compete for prizes in the exploding technology and industrial arts division. The deadline for entries is next Tuesday, May 9, with full information online at this direct link:


“Technology is an inextricable part of our culture, providing convenience, entertainment, information and security,” said Dana Stoehr, CEO of the San Mateo County Event Center, noting the event’s initiative to focus on offerings related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). “We want participants to ask themselves: How does your daily routine use these various skills to make your life more fulfilling and exciting? Do you have a hobby of building computer devices or unique wood projects? Have you develop new software applications, or produce entertaining videos? We want entrants to find the contest that fits their skills and share those creation with the public.”

This year, there are three new contests for young inventors:

• Selfies, Division 059 – a new contest in the Digital Art & Animation category where entrants may show their fun and most creative selfies. 
• My Fair Entry, Division 063 – a new contest in the Video Production category. Entrants will produce a short video about any of the Fair entries (past, current or a future idea). 
• DIY & Industrial Arts Projects, Division 067 – new classes in “Do It Yourself” (DIY) and Industrial Arts category. Includes Automata class in three different age levels. 

Stoehr also emphasizes that the Fair is searching for corporate partners to share their expertise during the Fair by sponsoring a Special Award or providing demonstrations, hands-on activities and lectures about science, technology, engineering or mathematics topics. 

The San Mateo County Fair — “Where Tradition Meets Innovation” — is The Peninsula’s premier, community event for family fun and entertainment: June 10 – 18, 2017. Visit often for regular updates, contest rules, schedules, promotions, and information.