2018 Puzzle Tournament Sponsorship

Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament Information
The Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament (JPT) is a competition that has grown steadily in our community. JPT is also a fundraising event for the North Platte Public Library Foundation. More than 160 kids in 2nd through 8th grade and 50 adults participated last year. 

Entry Fees and Sponsorship Information
NPPL Foundation actively seeks sponsorships for students and adults with a fundraising goal of $50.00 per puzzler. The costs to carry out the event are expected to be $1,500 in 2018. These costs include facility and equipment rental, puzzles, competition and participation prizes. We rely solely on volunteers to plan, operate and carry out the event. The 2017 JPT event raised $22.53 per puzzler.

FAQ and Sponsorship Contact Letter

Pledge Your Sponsorship / Donation Online    |  PDF Sponsorship Form

Sponsorship Levels are:
Platinum ($1000 or more) receives Gold level benefits plus “Thank You” recognition in the North Platte Telegraph

Gold ($500 or more) receives Silver level benefits plus a framed Certificate of Appreciation

Silver ($200 or more) receives Bronze level benefits plus business logo and/or name for sponsorship recognition on the NPPL Foundation website

Bronze ($100 or more) receives Copper level benefits plus a full color photo montage from the tournament on regular copy paper and the option for invoicing and delayed payment to March 31, 2017

Copper ($50 or more) receives Steel level benefits plus business logo and/or name on sponsorship advertising at the tournament

Steel (Less than $50) receives a personal “Thank You” from the puzzlers they help sponsor, a receipt for their donation (not valid for entry fee) from Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation and the option to direct their donation toward a specific puzzler, team, school, etc.

Please make all checks payable to: NPPL Foundation

Donation Payment and Sponsorship Pledge Options 
Note: We are not equipped for plastic or electronic payments

  1. Pledge Online with Invoicing and Delayed Payment Options available
  2. Mail completed PDF form to NPPL Foundation, 120 W 4th ST, North Platte NE 69101-3901
  3. Drop off completed PDF form at North Platte Public Library at 120 W 4th ST, North Platte NE
  4. Scan and email completed PDF form to: jpt@npplfoundation.org
  5. Fax completed form to: 308-535-8296
  6. Bring to the Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm held at Bethel Evangelical Free Church, 2700 W Philip Avenue, North Platte NE

NPPL Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises funds for a future North Platte Public Library capital improvement project. The funds are kept at Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation.


2018 Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament

Registration is now OPEN!
Registration Deadline is January 26, 2018!

Tournament Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Entry Fee: $50.00 per person – we actively seek sponsors for STUDENTS, and ask ADULTS to help support or find sponsors for themselves.
This is a fundraising event for the NPPL Foundation, a non-profit organization raising funds for the future benefit of North Platte Public Library. Sponsorships may be tax deductible, please contact your tax advisor.

Location: Bethel Evangelical Free Church
                     2700 W Philip AVE
                     North Platte NE

Online Division
STUDENT 2-3 Grade (Ages 7-9) 9:00 am 9:30 am – 10:30 am
STUDENT 4-5 Grade (Ages 9-11) 10:30 am 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
STUDENT 6-8 Grade (Ages 11-14) 12:30 pm 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
ADULT Individual (All Ages) 12:30 pm 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
ADULT 2-Person (All Ages) 12:30 pm 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
ADULT 4-Person (All Ages) 12:30 pm 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

* Valid email required for online registration confirmation and standby notification

PDF 2018 STUDENT Entry Form       |        PDF 2018 ADULT Entry Form

PDF Forms can be printed, scanned and emailed to:
Faxed to: 308-535-8296
Or dropped off /mailed t0:
                     North Platte Public Library
                     ATTN: JPT
                     120 W 4th ST
                     North Platte NE 69101-3901

Contact Cecelia Lawrence at 308-535-8036 ext. 3321 or jpt@npplfoundation.org

Changes for 2018:

There are a maximum number of teams accepted into each division due to limitations of space. The tournament arena holds a maximum of 28 tables during concurrent division play with spectators. The maximums are:

  • STUDENT 2-3 Grade: 28 tables / teams
  • STUDENT 4-5 Grade: 28 tables / teams
  • STUDENT Middle School & ADULT Individual: 15 tables / teams, combined
  • ADULT 2-Person: 15 tables / teams
  • ADULT 4-Person: 6 tables / teams

Registrations will be taken in order received and early registration is strongly encouraged.

Once the maximum registrations per division have been received, overflow registrants will be notified that their team / puzzler(s) are on standby. 

Standby registrants can then decide if they want to keep their place in line for cancellation notification or pass their spot to someone else. If they stay on standby, we suggest showing up at the tournament in case of last minute cancellations and no shows.