Department of Innovation

Matthew and Lola Malele - Department Supervisor

2024 Contest Book

2024 Entry

2024 Online Entry

Welcome to San Mateo County, home to a vibrant and diverse community of brilliant minds! Our innovators, scientists, makers, artists, and engineers of all ages are constantly pushing the boundaries of creativity and innovation. And guess what? We’re thrilled to announce that this year’s exhibits are going to be absolutely mind-blowing!

We can’t wait for you to join us in the fun by participating in our INNOVATION contests. Are you ready to showcase your skills and creativity? By participating, you’ll have a chance to win some amazing prizes, including cash, a San Mateo County Fair rosette, and a ribbon!This year, we’re introducing some exciting new categories that you won’t want to miss. So what are you waiting for? Join us for an unforgettable experience of creativity, innovation, and fun!

2023 Placing Reports

2023 Department of Innovation

Entry Number

First Last Initial





Tatiana F

IN – 057 – Upcycling




Anthony A

IN – 057 – Upcycling



Outstanding Leadership Award

Coming Soon

The John Kyne Award is a junior division (youth) award, open to all junior (youth) exhibitors in any division/department of the Fair.

Application must be filled out and turned in NO LATER than Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Dept of Innovation
Dept of Innovation
Dept of Innovation