Jigsaw Puzzle Competition

Nov. 5, 2022

The 5th Annual AuSM Connections Jigsaw Puzzle Competition will be offered in both an in-person and virtual format in 2022! On Nov. 5 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., teams of puzzlers will gather at the Mall of America Huntington Bank Rotunda and on Zoom to put their skills to the test while supporting the local autism community. Whether you are a serious puzzle-building competitor or just want to have fun building a neat puzzle with friends and family while supporting the local autism community, we invite you to join us. The competition will include an autism resources fair in the Huntington Bank Rotunda and an exciting live audience to cheer on our puzzling teams!

Organized by the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) in partnership with PuzzleTwist and Games by James, the AuSM Connections Jigsaw Puzzle Competition offers the opportunity for teams of up to four, located anywhere in the U.S., to put their jigsaw puzzling passion to the test by competing for the fastest puzzle completion time. The event will feature two team divisions including the 500-Piece Division (9 a.m.-12 p.m.) and the 1,000-Piece Division (12:30-3:30 p.m.) in both in-person and virtual formats.

Cost: $60 per team. Virtual teams can have their puzzle shipped for an additional $10. Register by September 21 to have your puzzle shipped.

500-Piece Division: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Advanced and Beginner brackets. If you are competing in the 1000-piece division, please sign up for the Advanced bracket.

1000-Piece Division: 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Register for the in-person competition

Register for the virtual competition

Become a 2022 Sponsor

Putting it together live and virtually in 2022!

  • Teams will compete in 500-piece and 1,000-piece competitions in the Mall of America Huntington Bank Rotunda and virtually via Zoom in their own spaces during this all ages and abilities challenge.
  • Dollars raised support programs and services for the local autism community.
  • Sponsors will receive recognition at the Mall of America and in the virtual Zoom rooms and will be featured on the rules sheet distributed with each puzzle.
Become a Sponsor

Thank you, 2022 Sponsors!

Bronze Sponsor

Resource Table

Puzzle Sponsor and Partner

Prizes Sponsor and Partner

Rules Video Creator

Print 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.