Thank you for your interest in the 2022 Saint Paul Winter Carnival Puzzle Contest! The Nation’s Largest Jigsaw Puzzle Contest is brought to you by PuzzleTwist®.
Registration is now open for 2023. Click here to register.
2023 In-Person Event:
Our puzzle contest will take place on Saturday, January 28th, 2023, at the Landmark Center in Downtown Saint Paul.
The contest will feature four divisions:
- Adult 1 Expert
- Adult 2 FILLED
- Adult 3 FILLED
- Family With Child(ren) and Adult 4 (happening simultaneously but separately) FILLED
Teams are made up of four individuals, and the cost to participate per team is $60. If interested, sign up early! Our expert division features top-placing finishers from previous Winter Carnival Puzzle Contests who have been personally invited to join us again. See schedule below.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, January 28, 2023 – The Landmark Center
8:00 AM – Expert/Adult Check in
8:30 AM – Expert/Adult Begins
10:00 AM – Expert/Adult Ends
10:00 AM – Adult 2 Check in
10:30 AM – Adult 2 Begins
12:30 PM – Adult 2 ends
12:30 PM – Adult 3 Check in
1:00 PM – Adult 3 Begins
3:00 PM – Adult 3 Ends
3:00 PM – Family With Child(ren) and Adult 4 Check in
3:30 PM – Family With Child(ren) and Adult Begins
5:30 PM – Family With Child(ren) and Adult Ends
In-Person Rules & Regulations:
- Teams get to keep the puzzle they worked on, and more copies of the 2023 puzzle PLUS other puzzles from PuzzleTwist® will also be available for purchase after the event.
- 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 all brackets.