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Pan-O-Prog Puzzle Contest

Monday, July 8, 2024



Sponsored by:

Time & Location

July 8, 2024, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

18610 Ipava Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044, USA

About the Event

Sponsored by: Millersberg Construction

UPDATE: Competition team spots are SOLD OUT for 2024. However, you are welcome to come and watch this inaugural event!

Welcome to the Pan-O-Prog Speed Puzzle Contest!

Eventbrite Ticket Registration Link:  CLICK HERE

Lakeville Area Schools Family Connections Special Education PTO is proud to present its first annual speed puzzling contest at Pan-O-Prog in Lakeville, MN.

Get ready to put your puzzle-solving skills to the test at this exciting event happening at Century Middle School. Join us for a fun-filled evening of competition, where participants will race against the clock to complete a 500 piece puzzle. Whether you're a seasoned puzzler or just looking for a new challenge, this event is perfect for puzzle enthusiasts of all levels. Don't miss out on the chance to showcase your skills and compete against other puzzle lovers. Mark your calendars and get ready for a thrilling day of puzzles and fun!

NOTE: Non-participants and viewers are welcome and will be asked to remain out of the active puzzling area as to not distract teams puzzling. There will only be room for team members at puzzling stations. Contest can be viewed from the perimeter of the contest as space allows.

Please register by June 17th to ensure that we have puzzles for all teams!  Cost per team to register is $45.

What is speed puzzling?

Teams of 4 will race to complete a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle as quickly as they can! Every team will be solving the same puzzle.

Prizes will be given to top winners!

We will be offering 3 divisions at our contest: beginner, advanced, and family.

Advanced Division: For teams who can put together a 500-piece in under 60 minutes and have regularly competed together.

Beginner Division: For teams that take 1-2 hours to do a 500-piece puzzle or this is their first event.

Family Division: Will allow more than 4 members and be an un-timed division. This division will not be eligible for placement prizes. For this division we will have special prizes for kids and door prizes that you will be eligible for.

In all divisions, the puzzles will be your teams to keep!

Event Vibe

Seating will be primarily cafeteria-style tables with attached chairs. Beginner and Advanced teams will share 10ft tables so each team has half the table that has a division line. If you need an alternative seating situation please do not hesitate to reach out and we will reserve an appropriate seating for you. We do have a few tables that will allow standing if that is preferred. Our goal is for our event to be inclusive. We ask that if at any time before the event or at the event that you need assistance, support, or an adaptation you reach out to us! Before the event, we can be contacted at . We will have flexible seating available, a sensory space, and other things in place to help support community members.

Check-in will take place starting at 5 PM. You will want to enter Century Middle School via the “bus drive” which faces 185th ST by the Tennis Courts. If you need accessible parking there will be access also from the main entrance, you would just need to proceed to the commons area. At 5:45 PM we will be kicking off our event with some fun announcements and speed puzzling will begin shortly after 6 PM! We are aiming for this to be a fun, community-building event! The event will wrap up at 8 PM. Love puzzling so much you have an entire closet full of puzzles? We will have a puzzle swap table where you can exchange puzzles during the event! We do ask that puzzles are in good condition and complete for swapping!  Contact for any event questions.

Event Rules:

  • Each team receives the same puzzle
  • No one gets to see the puzzle until the timer begins – the puzzle boxes will be placed in bags to help ensure secrecy.
  • Teams try to put the puzzle together the fastest
  • No tools allowed outside required accessibility aids (please contact with questions)
  • There are no devices or outside assistance permitted while working on a puzzle
  • Time keepers will be placed around the room to help write down times.
  • Individuals and teams are not allowed to distract or approach team tables when the competition is in progress

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