Puzzle Contest, Presented by PuzzleTwist & Priority Courier Experts

First Place Expert Division in 2022:
Jigsaw Junkies – 31 minutes 37 seconds / From NY, NJ, FL and LA (Louisiana)

Second Place Expert Division in 2022: Twitch Puzzlers – 36 minutes 33 seconds / From St. Paul Minnesota
Third Place in 2022: Wicker Kittens – 39 Minutes 56 seconds / From Duluth, MN and the Twin Cities

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 filled for 2023. Try again in 2024.

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  FILLED
  • 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.

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