Jigsaw Puzzle Competition

September 28, 2024

In person at the Mall of America Huntington Bank Rotunda
Virtually via Zoom

Presented by AuSM Premier Partner

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Our 2024 AuSM Puzzle Competition will be held on September 28. This exciting event brings together puzzle enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels for a day of fun, teamwork, and friendly competition. Whether you’re a seasoned puzzler or just looking for a fun family activity, this event has something for everyone.

The competition will include an autism resources fair in the Huntington Bank Rotunda and an exciting live audience to cheer on our puzzling teams. Join a community of puzzle enthusiasts who share your passion and support a great cause. This event helps raise awareness and funds for the Autism Society of Minnesota, supporting individuals with autism and their families.



All divisions will complete a 500-piece puzzle. Each division has a unique puzzle. Puzzlers in any bracket can choose to add on a VIP registration: for a $20 donation to AuSM, you’ll receive a $25 gift card to Games by James!

  • 8:30-10:30 a.m. 2-Person Division ($40 per team)
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 4-Person Division, beginner and advanced options ($60 per team)
  • 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free-For-All Division ($60 per team)
    • This division can be any number of people! Compete solo or as a team of 2, 3, or 4.

Virtual participants can pick up their puzzle at the AuSM office or choose to have their puzzle shipped (must register by September 6). Shipping costs:

  • 1 puzzle: $10
  • 2 puzzles: $15
  • 3 puzzles: $20

NEW in 2024: Puzzle Swap

Do you love puzzling and have your own collection? Bring a puzzle you’ve already completed to swap with other puzzlers! This is a great way to build community and try out some new puzzles for free.

Sponsor the 2024 Puzzle Competition

Help us create this wildly popular event in 2024 by becoming a sponsor! You’ll reach the hundreds of puzzlers who attend plus all the shoppers in Mall of America.


Thank you, 2024 Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Gold Sponsors


Puzzle Sponsor and Partner

Prizes Sponsor and Partner

Rules Video Creator

Print Sponsor

Event Space Sponsor

Note: The Autism Society of Minnesota does not support the use of the puzzle piece as a symbol for autism and does not use puzzle piece images or references in any of the autism information and resources we provide. This decision was made based on the concerns of autistic people and their objections to the use of the puzzle piece as a symbol for autism. AuSM’s jigsaw puzzle competition is a contest that brings folks from across the country together as teams to compete in-person and virtually in a hobby that has an enthusiastic following and is unrelated to the use of the puzzle piece as a symbol. This puzzle-constructing competition is a fundraiser that supports AuSM’s programs and services for the local autism community, and includes an autism resource fair where folks can learn more about autism. AuSM’s jigsaw puzzle fundraiser was created based on the wide-following of this hobby and the opportunity to educate community members while providing a family-friendly, inclusive event that supports AuSM’s mission.