Puzzle Contest

Thank you for your interest in the 2021 Saint Paul Winter Carnival Puzzle Contest! The Puzzle Contest, brought to you by PuzzleTwist® will take place on Saturday, January 30, 2021, and registration will open October 1st, 2020 at 11 a.m. Teams are made up of four individuals, and the cost to participate per team is $60. Teams get to keep the puzzle they worked on, and more copies of the 2021 puzzle will also be available for purchase after the event. 


*Family division must include one member under the age of 18 by the contest date

Schedule of Events

8:00 Check in Adult 1
8:30 Adult 1 Begins
10:30 Adult 1 Ends

10:15 Check in Adult 2
10:45 Adult 2 Begins
12:45 Adult 2 ends

12:30 Check in
1:00 Family Begins
3:00 Family Ends

Rules & Regulations

  • Contestants will be given their puzzle at check in.
  • No early starts! If you open your bag and begin your puzzle before the start of the contest you will be disqualified.
  • Hands only! The use of any puzzle tools, cutting devices, flashlights or phones is grounds for disqualification.
  • Judges will be monitoring the area and watching as teams get close to finishing. When your team is close to finishing, raise your hand and a judge will come to your table to watch you finish and record your time. If a judge is unable to get to your table when you finish please record your own time on the time card provided at your table.
  • Winners will be announced immediately following the competition.
  • Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place teams in both brackets.

If paying by check:
Please make checks payable to “SPFHF” and mail to:
Puzzle Contest
75 W 5th St, Suite #429
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Please note that registration is not complete until payment in full has been received.

Congratulations to our 2020 winners:

Adult Division 1 Results:
1st Place: Puzzle Problem – 25 minutes and 34 seconds
Adult Division 2 Results:
1st Place: Pacific Puzzlers – finished in 25 minutes and 16 seconds
Family Division Results:
1st Place: #gettingjiggywithit – finished in 29 minutes and 24 seconds
Find all adult division times HERE and family division times HERE