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Winter Carnival Puzzle Contest, Presented by PuzzleTwist & Priority Courier Experts

Saturday, Jan 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm


All categories are filled for 2023! We are excited! Try again in 2024!


Are you a master at putting puzzles together? Then this is an event for you! Grab your friends or come with your family for a dueling puzzle competition.

Prizes will be awarded to the first 3 teams in each category to complete their 500 piece puzzle in the time slot.

The puzzle is manufactured by the company behind PuzzleTwist® branded jigsaw puzzles and will be a special keepsake! The competition will be split into five divisions over four time slots – 4 people per team:

TO REGISTER: Click on the bracket below and that will take you to the form.

Adult 1  and Experts   FILLED

Adult 2    FILLED

Adult 3    FILLED

Family With Children and Adult 4  FILLED


Check-in opens at 8 a.m. Onsite registration will also be available as space allows.

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 and Experts  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. Sign up early as this event sells out! Spots are reduced per division once again. 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 – Adult 1 Experts Check in 
8:30 AM –  Adult 1 Experts Begins
10:00 AM – Adult 1 Experts 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 4 Begins
5:30  PM – Family With Child(ren) and Adult 4 Ends

In-Person Rules & Regulations:

  • Registration will be held on the North entrance of the building (closest to EcoLab) where there is extra space.
    ~ Only one team member needs to stand in line to register.
  • 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.
    ~ There will be extra puzzling opportunities held upstairs to extend your puzzling fun!
    ~ Bring your old puzzles to exchange in the puzzle swap!
            ~ PuzzleTwist will have MANY puzzles for sale!
            ~ We are hoping to have concessions for sale near the Cortile.
    **The same Puzzle will be used for all competitions**

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Saturday, Jan 28
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Landmark Center North Gallery
75 W 5th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States