Paula Deen's Butter Churners
Eat a real worm, not a gummy. #doubledareyou
Take a load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location (i.e. don't cross walkways/pathways)
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
Get two pool noodles and go head to head with a teammate in the state sport of Maryland.
COMPLETE BOTH COTOPAXI CHECKPOINT CHALLENGES - Submit team photo with both passport stamps visible.
It is NOW the end of your 24th hour of Questival, share with us the best photo/video of where you ended up. Don't forget the totem.
Get 50 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
Join forces with another team and choreograph a 15 second fight scene (fake fight scene, think action movie). Two totems required.
Challenge another team to a 20 foot cartwheel race. Two totems required in submission.
Film a video illustrating how to sharpen a pocket knife correctly
Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you origamized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
Plan a 3 day backpacking meal, film a video explaining what you would bring and share some backpacking food tricks and tips
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of public transit.
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Maryland state motto means to you.
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator or in an elevator
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Perform a blind taste test with a cornstarch packing peanut and a puffy cheeto.
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Take a possessed team photo at The Exorcist Stairs.
Contact the nonprofit of your choice and schedule a time to go in and volunteer with them after the Questival. (PLEASE if you complete this challenge make sure to honor your commitment). #integrity
Hold a door open for a stranger not participating in the questival, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Go to a busy part of M St in Georgetown, put on your headphones and karaoke your heart out to your favorite song, the whole song, BE LOUD. (aka "Headphone Karaoke")
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Get 15 high fives in 15 seconds from 15 different people not participating in the questival.
Relax for a few minutes in what be the smallest park in D.C., Sonny Bono Memorial Park.
Go to a local thrift store and find a unique item. Take said item to a crowded area, ask a quiz question and then deliver the item to a stranger not participating in the questival for a correct response. Record their reaction.
Do your best parkour moves at a local park. Loudly state the word "Parkour" while performing these daring moves.
Go to a grocery store and pretend an avocado (or a similar looking item) is a dragon egg from Game of Thrones. Have a ceremony with a teammate to crown the Queen of the Dragons.
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet
Collect all of the garbage you create during your adventure and take a picture of it in the final two hours of Questival then recycle/compost what you can.
Give one of your team members a performance review in a real boardroom.
Get the best deal you can get on food with a coupon.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal memory from your childhood. Dig deep.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Find a peaceful outdoors space, sit down and take 5 minutes to relax in silence and enjoy the moment. (Timelapse, don't forget your totem)
Take a photo or video with the state cat of Maryland. A real live one.
Visit the Zero Milestone and take a video explaining its significance to D.C.
Take a team photo at the original columns of the US capitol. Hint they're not at the capital.
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Trade a piece of clothing with a stranger that is not participating in the Questival. FOR KEEPS!
Give a stranger not participating in the questivala compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge (For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.)
Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Gateway Park West Side, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. The Questival app closes at 7:00pm plan time for the challenge.
Film a video showing how to check the oil, coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and windshield wiper fluid levels in your car. Make sure everything is ship shape.
Walk like a flock of seagulls across a very public place. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
Take a picture with a current or former player from the Nationals, Redskins, Ravens, Orioles, Capitals, Wizards or D.C United. The actual person not a photo, statue or any other facsimile.
Get a major league athlete or celebrity to say "Cotopaxi makes Gear for Good."
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Impress us with your connections/access to one of D.C or Maryland's professional sports teams.
Take a picture with a current or former player from a professional sports franchise in person. No statues, old screengrabs or any other facsimile.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
Get a celebrity with over 5,000 followers to tweet/retweet something with our hashtag and Twitter handle, @cotopaxi (prove with screenshot).
At checkpoint #1 on Saturday, invite another team to dance the official state folk dance of Maryland. (Two totems required)
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-2pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at (Meridian Hill Park), complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. Plan time to complete the challenge, the checkpoint closes at 2:00pm exactly.
Leave a book at a little free library/tiny library (not a public or city library). Take a video explaining your addition. #readingisFUNdamental
Go to a restaurant serving food from a country you've never been to, and eat a dish you've never heard of. Be honest, really try something new and make it count.
Order some food and record a review as if you are Guy Fieri while you eat it. Remember to say "money" over and over to be authentic.
Share a large melon as a team, carefully create a helmet from the melon. Take your picture with a non-Questival-participant while wearing your creation. Tap this challenge then tap GO for inspiration >
Do a 'track' stand for 8 full seconds on a bike or razor scooter. No balance assistance allowed.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Bake a cake, and put candles on it. Find a stranger not participating in Questival and sing "Happy (insert the day, i.e. Saturday) To You" to them. Make sure they blow out the candles.
Get help from strangers and spell "QUESTIVAL" using one human body as each of the letters. (Other questival participants do not count as strangers for this one.)
Challenge a non-Questival participant to a jump rope competition in a public space. Provide the jump ropes and offer a prize if they win. #goodsportsmanship
Face swap with a stranger not participating in the Questival post a video of the results.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second commercial for the city of Arlington.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Jump into a natural (not a pool) body of water with your clothes on. Bring a towel!
Have a teammate hold their breath while completely submerged in a natural body of water for as long as they can. Submit timelapse footage and record the total time in the description. (don't forget your totem)
Collect 50 pieces of trash along a hiking trail and recycle what you can. #dogood
Tandem cartwheel with a teammate for at least one full rotation. (need a lesson? tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Choreograph a team dance and perform it with audible music in a crowded area. Get permission first from the owner/operator of the crowded area unless it is a free public space. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Lay face down motionless in a public area for 60 seconds or until a stranger comes to check on you. Timelapse. ((Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in also don't forget your totem)
Take a team photo on Albert Einstein's lap.
Go to a public place where music is playing and challenge a stranger not participating in questival to a dance battle. Make it legit. Create non-monetary stakes. Loser pays up. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing Bicycle Race by Queen together whilst doing so.
Take team photos at The White House, Capitol, Jefferson Monument and Washington Monument. Post a collage.
Personally thank a current/former professor/teacher/coach for the impact they have had on your life. Phone, facetime or skype.
Take a creative team picture with the the flag of D.C.
Go to a public place and eat a stock of cauliflower like one might eat an apple. Pretend that this is your 'normal' and film others reactions. #secretvideo (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on the National Mall during daylight hours.
Hold a staring contest with stranger not participating in the questival while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Create a fictional sports team for Virginia and film a 15 second promo video for this new sports team.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** 15 second video. Reenact a scene from National Treasure or Night at the Museum, the more accurate the better.
Create a budget meal you could make for under 3 dollars. Must include at least 3 ingredients
Do a humans of New York style post about someone you meet during the 24 hours of Questival who is not a part of the Questival use the caption to tell the story. (Don't forget your totem)
Write a note with 10 things you love about D.C./Arlington and leave it for someone else to find.
Take a 15 second video outside of your favorite Smithsonian Museum and tell why it's your favorite.
Find and take a team photograph with this piece of art during daylight hours. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Take a moment to reflect at the Titanic Memorial.
Find a Razor scooter, and shoot a 15 second demo video trying to get sponsored.
Dance on the ceiling, I don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Find and take a team photograph with this building during daylight hours. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Show us your best volleyball serve over an actual volleyball net at a real volleyball court with a volleyball.
Take a team photo in front of the Godey Lime Kilns plaque.
Make a field goal from the 15 yard line... wait for it... with your left foot then celebrate with a dance.
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Eat an entire mouthful of French's yellow mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
Play a pop song on a kazoo/harmonica. Tag the song in your caption.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Make then eat a dish entirely out of condiments
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Blindfold a teammate and give them 2 different back massages. One with all of your hands, the other with all of your feet. Have them guess which was which.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Make a smoothie using at least 5 different fruits and vegetables.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Make your own grape juice by grape stomping, and then drink it. #sweetberrywine
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
Eat a beetle #doubledareyou.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
While camping share a meal with another team over a campfire. Two totems required in the submission. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Share a campsite with another team. Two totems required in the submission. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness start a campfire without matches, a lighter, or starter fluid (fire must be contained inside a legal fire pit). Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Document the largest spider you can find. Not from a store or cage/terrarium.
While camping in the wilderness make s'mores over a campfire add an extra ingredient and share your recipe in the caption. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness come up with a SUPER clever way of roasting one of your marshmallows for your s'more. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping at in the wilderness make a commercial for a cologne/perfume based on the scent of campfire. Channel your inner Chanel™. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Camp overnight in a tent in the wilderness give an MTV Cribs style tour of your entire campsite. (Sorry yard/house camping doesn't count)
While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
Challenge another team to a 100 meter swim race in an olympic size pool. Two totems required in the submission. (Timelapse)
Do a quick 200 meter swim in an olympic size pool. Congrats Swimmer Winner. Post a timelapse of your feat. (don't forget your totem)
Perform your best belly flop at a public pool. Get everyone's attention first. Really go for it!
Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
Challenge another questival team to a best of 5 penalty kick competition using a regulation goal two totems in the submission. #goallllllllll
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation 10' high hoop (if you're short get creative).
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the stage)
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. Don't forget your totem.
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Arm wrestle a stranger not participating in questival, while armwrestling another stranger lefty, that's right double armwrestling.
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
Cross the border with another state. Take a video at the border doing your best Michael Jackson dance moves. #beatit
Take part in the "Follow-the-Llama" Dance competition, get a photo/video of someone from your team participating. #goforthegold!
Take a selfie or a team picture with Miguel the Llama. (We will announced from the stage when Miguel arrives)
Donate to the IRC by clicking on this link, then submit a screenshot of your donation to complete the challenge
Take a team photo with the Washington monument in the background from the sky bridge at Gateway Park.
Find and photograph the three chalk llamas hidden on the sky bridge at Gateway Park. Post a collage.
Play a round of Giant "Beer" Pong, Giant Connect Four or Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
Visit NothingButNets.net learn a fact about malaria then Visit the Nothing But Nets booth and make a 15 second video sharing your new found knowledge.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at having parked legally and lawfully or take public transport.
Pick a state or national park you want to visit. Take a 15s video letting us know what you would want to do during your visit.
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite adventure movie with a brief explanation why.
Come up with and film a 15 second team handshake or cheer.