USA Jigsaw Nationals

USA Jigsaw Nationals

Get Ready to Piece Together the Excitement: USA Jigsaw Nationals Competition 2024!

Written by SOONNESS / March 7, 2024 / Main Photo: USA Jigsaw Nationals Logo


Puzzle enthusiasts, get ready for the ultimate showdown at the USA Jigsaw Nationals Competition 2024! This isn't your typical puzzle and chill meetup—this is the real deal, where champions are crowned, friendships are forged, and puzzles are pieced together with gusto. As this year's competition is approaching (March 22-24, 2024), let's take a look at what this is all about.


What is the USA Jigsaw Nationals Competition?

In case you've been living under a pile of puzzle pieces, let me fill you in. Organized by the USA Jigsaw Puzzle Association, the USA Jigsaw Nationals Competition is the pinnacle of puzzling excellence in the United States. They are currently held in San Diego, and the first competition was in 2022. It's where the best of the best speed puzzlers based in USA, gather to showcase their skills, battle it out over baffling puzzles, and claim the coveted title of Jigsaw National Champion.

Teams of puzzle pros and solo puzzlers alike, are huddled around tables, eyes gleaming with determination, fingers flying as they race against the clock to conquer intricate jigsaw puzzles of all shapes and sizes. It's a spectacle of speed, precision, and sheer puzzle prowess.

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USA Jigsaw Nationals Competition

First Photo: Team No Snacks, the winners of the team competition at USA Jigsaw Nationals 2022
Second Photo: Jeanne Roiter and Cathy Roiter (1st place) puzzling during the pairs competition, 2022


Now, you might be thinking, "Why all the fuss over a bunch of puzzle pieces?"

Well, this isn't just about fitting shapes together- The USA Jigsaw Nationals Competition is a celebration of camaraderie, creativity, and community. And since United States is where one of the biggest puzzle community is, it's quite a big deal.

For starters, it's a chance for puzzle enthusiasts from coast to coast to come together and connect over their shared love of puzzling. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a fresh-faced newcomer, there's a place for you at the puzzle table. But it's not just about the puzzles themselves. It is also an opportunity to push your limits, test your skills, and maybe even discover a hidden talent for puzzling you never knew you had.

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Photo above: 3 fastest puzzlers at the USA Jigsaw Nationals 2022. Left to right- Karen Kavett (2nd place), Yvonne Feucht (1st place), Sarah Schuler (3rd place)


What Makes it Interesting and Fun to Participate?

Oh, where do I even begin? Participating in the USA Jigsaw Nationals Competition is like embarking on a thrilling puzzle adventure—one that's equal parts exhilarating and downright fun. Here's just a taste of what you can expect:

Friendly Competition
Sure, we're here to win, but that doesn't mean we can't have a little fun along the way. The atmosphere at the USA Jigsaw Nationals Competition is electric, filled with laughter, high-fives, and the occasional friendly taunt. After all, what's a little rivalry between puzzle pals?

Community Vibes
Puzzling isn't just a hobby, it's a lifestyle. At the USA Jigsaw Nationals Competition, you'll find yourself surrounded by kindred spirits who share your passion for all things puzzle-related. It's a chance to swap tips, tricks, and maybe even make a few new puzzle buddies along the way.

Mind-Blowing Speed
Ever watched in awe as someone zips through a puzzle faster than you can say "jigsaw"? Get ready to witness some serious puzzle prowess at the competition. With the clock ticking and stakes high, you'll be amazed at the lightning-fast skills on display.

Meeting the Puzzle Artists
If you love to collect every puzzle an artist makes, you are a fan. Well guess what? at the USA Jigsaw Nationals 2024, you will get to meet 4 amazing puzzle artists to get your box signed. 

Here are the artists you can check out!
@IllustratorDean), @ElspethMcLean@DemelsaHaughton@PuzzleIllustrator)


Fun Facts
  • USA Jigsaw Puzzle Association started in 2020 when five motivated puzzlers based in the USA connected online to create a US group. They are now the official American liaison to the World Jigsaw Puzzle Federation and help puzzlers compete in the World Championships. Check out more associated organizations in your country here!
  • They live-streamed the competitions from last nationals(2022) and those videos have tens of thousands of views! Check them out hereThey will be streaming them again this year, so stay tuned.
  • In the less than 4 years since the USAJPA formed, they have grown to well over a thousand members nationwide.
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Photo above: Speed Puzzlers, Michaela K. (@puzzleproblem) and Sarah Schuler (@sarahdoespuzzles) Photo credit: @sarahdoespuzzles
Meet the Instagram Puzzle Pros
As of 2024, here are 8 Speed Puzzlers from the USA who are making waves in the Instagram puzzle community:

So there you have it, folks—the USA Jigsaw Nationals Competition 2024 is shaping up to be the puzzle event of the year. Whether you are competing, visiting as a spectator, or watching the live stream, gather your puzzle pals, and get ready to piece together the excitement! 🧩✨

If you are interested in participating in the next one, here is a FAQ that USA Jigsaw Puzzle Association has put together.

*All images in the article are from USA Jigsaw Puzzle Association


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Video above: Karen Kavett (@karenpuzzles), puzzle content creator and a speed puzzler's experience in her first USA Jigsaw Nationals in 2022

Photo above: USA Jigsaw Puzzle Association founders and staffs at the USA Jigsaw Nationals 2022