Llama Lords of Science
Film a video illustrating how to sharpen a pocket knife correctly
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Impress us with your connections/access to one of California's professional sports teams.
Create a 15 second Rube Goldberg machine.
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet
Perform another random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal memory from your childhood. Dig deep.
Recreate your favorite California sports moment and tag the hero of your story on social media.
Get llama nail art.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
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 for a correct response. Record their reaction.
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge (For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.)
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.
Perform a blind taste test with a cornstarch packing peanut and a puffy cheeto.
Make then eat a dish entirely out of condiments
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 12th thing on the menu.
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
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.
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-1pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Sunset Park in Coronado, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 1 stamp. Plan extra time, checkpoint closes at 1:00pm exactly.
COMPLETE BOTH COTOPAXI CHECKPOINT CHALLENGES - Submit team photo with both passport stamps visible.
Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-6pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Mission Bay Park, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. Plan accordingly the challenge takes some time to complete.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Leave a book at a little free library/tiny library (not a public or city library). Take a video explaining your addition. #readingisFUNdamental
Find one of San Diego's few remaining wooden pedestrian suspension bridges and take a team photo on it.
Document the largest spider you can find. Not from a store or cage/terrarium.
Take a creative team photo outside of your favorite Balboa Park museum. Come back another day for a proper visit (San Diego resident free day info tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Walk like a flock of seagulls across a very public place. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
Get 15 high fives in 15 seconds from 15 different people not participating in the questival.
Challenge another team to a 20 foot cartwheel race. Two totems required in submission.
Take a team photo in front of iconic suburban shrubs cut out as animals. DO NOT TOUCH THE SHRUBS
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
Take a photo of a horse on a carousel.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** - Recreate a scene from "Anchorman". The more authentic, the better. Best 15 second mini-movie wins. (keep it PG)
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)
Give a team-member a mohawk. Do it right, buzz everything but the spine. fohawks could be grounds for disqualification.
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)
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
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)
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Challenge a stranger that is not a questival participant to a 50-100 meter foot race in a public park that is not a checkpoint. Be a good sport win or lose.
Hug an arecaceae, make it feel loved.
Partake of the state vegetable with no hands.
Show us your best volleyball serve over an actual volleyball net at a real volleyball court with a volleyball.
Eat a beetle #doubledareyou.
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.
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)
Make large signs and cheer on a random park sporting event, make sure they know you're a fan and make them feel like an allstar.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
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)
Take a 15 second "Baywatch" themed video on the south end of Mission Beach with the lifeguard building in the background.
Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
Go surfing, catch a wave.
During daylight hours one teammate must casually walk into the Pacific Ocean, fully-clothed as if this is a normal everyday activity. Walk at a steady pace. Don't run.
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
Walk across the street as if you were Bernie from Weekend at Bernie's (using a cross walk).
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of California
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Recreate a famous piece of art using a medium of your choice. Sorry posing as a sculpture does not count.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of public transit.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Very politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
Find a Razor scooter, and shoot a 15 second demo video trying to get sponsored.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Mail a potato to a friend using the US Postal Service. Yes a potato and no box is needed.
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette. Make sure to clean up the mess, no littering.
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
Make a smoothie using at least 5 different fruits and vegetables.
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 >
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
Go tandem longboarding while singing "Don't Go Breaking My Heart".
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation 10' high hoop (if you're short get creative).
Make a field goal from the 15 yard line... wait for it... with your left foot then celebrate with a dance.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
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
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)
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.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Get 50 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Take a team photo from the highest vantage point you can access for FREE. The higher the better. NO DRONES.
Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you organized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
Team video at the summit of Iron Mountain. 5.8mi RT.
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.)
Arm wrestle a stranger not participating in questival, while armwrestling another stranger lefty, that's right double armwrestling.
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Take a video sharing what your favorite SoCal hike is.
Boulder one problem outdoors on real rock
As a team sing the state song of California. Sing it loud sing it proud.
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire. Only in permitted campfire areas!
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours & only in permitted campfire areas.
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours & only in permitted campfire areas.
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours & only in permitted campfire areas.
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 come up with a SUPER clever way of roasting one of your marshmallows for your s'more. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours & only in permitted campfire areas.
Play a round of Water War, what's that you ask, tap this challenge then tap GO >
Visit your favorite Karaoke bar/restaurant spot and sing a song by Blink-182. Preferably one from a Tom Delonge album
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Find and photograph a California State Quarter.
Take a 15 second video and tell what the California state motto means to you.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include "San Diego 2017".
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
Make your own grape juice by grape stomping, and then drink it. #sweetberrywine
Do a 'track' stand for 8 full seconds on a bike or razor scooter. No balance assistance allowed.
Play a pop song on a kazoo/harmonica. Tag the song in your caption.
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. Don't forget your totem.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? 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.
Dance on the ceiling, I don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Eat an entire mouthful of French's yellow mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
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.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Make a 15 second commercial for the City of San Diego
Write a note with 10 things you love about San Diego and leave it for someone else to find.
Write a six-word story about Cotopaxi.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Take a team video at a mosaic garden of sculptures, snake walls and totems symbolizing mythic figures related to California’s history by artist Niki de Saint Phalle.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Tandem cartwheel with a teammate for at least one full rotation. (need a lesson? tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the stage)
Tell us something you learned from the 7:15pm app explanation (it happens from the stage).
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on University Avenue in the North Park area.
Eat something from one of the check-in party food vendors and take a quick pic.
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. Take a screenshot of your donation to an IRC rep at the onsite Cotopaxi Store. They'll give you a piece of fabric to write a "Message of Hope" to a refugee.
Take part in the "Follow-the-Llama" Dance competition, get a photo/video of someone from your team participating. #goforthegold!
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.
Play a round of Giant Connect Four or Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at having parked legally and lawfully or take public transport.
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.
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.