Puzzle Contest

Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Saint Paul Winter Carnival Puzzle Contest! The Puzzle Contest, brought to you by PuzzleTwist®, will take place on Saturday, January 26, 2019 with expanded competition brackets for day-long excitement!

Registration for the 2019 contest will open October 1!

Congratulations to our 2018 winners:

Adult Division Results:

1st Place: Wicker Kittens 38 minutes and 25 seconds
2nd Place: The Collectors 39 minutes and 25 seconds
3rd Place: Cutting Tools 44 minutes and 11 seconds

Full results for the Adult Division:  https://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=125915
Family Division Results:
1st Place: Pillager Puzzlers finished in 37 minutes and 28 seconds
2nd Place: Thala-Sirens finished in 39 minutes and 17 seconds
3rd Place: Puzzle Masters finished in 41 minutes and 55 seconds

Full results for Family Division: https://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=126001

Family Division Photos:

Sign Up
You may register in advance using the form below or onsite, as space allows.

Schedule of Events
8:00 a.m. – Adult Bracket Check-In Begins
8:30 a.m. – Adult Bracket Contest Begins
10:30 a.m. – Adult Bracket Awards Ceremony
10:00 a.m. – Family Bracket Check-in Begins (1 member of team must be under age of 18 to qualify)
10:45 a.m. – Family Bracket Contest Begins
12:45 p.m. – Family Bracket Awards Ceremony

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.