Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Make a 15 second music video for the song Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr
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.
Rake up a big pile of leaves and jump in it in a slow motion video.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Recreate the scene from the movie "IT" where the little boy in his rain coat runs after his newspaper boat
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. Don't forget your totem.
Personally thank a current/former professor/teacher/coach for the impact they have had on your life. Phone, facetime or skype.
COMPLETE BOTH COTOPAXI CHECKPOINT CHALLENGES - Submit team photo with both passport stamps visible.
Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (6pm-7pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Morningside 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*** Recreate your favorite scene from a Halloween themed movie.
Recreate your favorite nightmare. Be theatrical. 15 second video. Totem needs to be visible.
**** PRIZE CHALLENGE**** Recreate a memorable Halloween moment from your childhood, the more authentic the better.
Film a 15 second review of your questival experience. Include pros and cons.
Take a photo next to a statue of Alex Haley, tell us what book he won the Pulitzer Prize for in your caption.
Challenge another team to a 20 foot cartwheel race. Two totems required in submission.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Hug one of Tennessee's 3 state trees. Tell us what it is in your caption.
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Tennessee
During daylight hours do a touchdown celebration dance with the Neyland Stadium in the background.
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Hold a formal freestyle rap off with a stranger not participating in the Questival.
Walk like a flock of seagulls across a very public place. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
Go to the sunsphere, (during regular operating hours) and take a video from the observation deck pointing out your favorite places in Knoxville
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator or in an elevator
Run through the World's Fair Fountain while it's on, dodge the spray and try to stay as dry as possible
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.
Play a pop song on a kazoo/harmonica. Tag the song in your caption.
Write a note with 10 things you love about Tennessee and leave it for someone else to find.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you origamized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
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.
Perform the official Tennessee state folk dance with the appropriate music. Show us your moves.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Take a 1st day back to school photo as a team on a porch complete with backpacks and 1st day of school clothes and maybe even lunchboxes
Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing Bicycle Race by Queen together whilst doing so.
Go tandem longboarding while singing "Don't Go Breaking My Heart".
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
It's getting colder outside, put on as many sweaters as you can (at least 5) and body slam a teammate
Eat an entire mouthful of French's yellow mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Eat your favorite dish featuring the state fruit of Tennessee. Tell us how it was prepared in your caption.
Make a smoothie using at least 1 part pumpkin and 4 different fruits or vegetables.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include Knoxville 2017.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite Halloween song. Tag James Corden @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
In a space that allows, purchase and shot put a pumpkin (the size of a shot put shot) as far as you can and measure the distance. Clean up whatever mess you make.
Do the Jack Skellington Mile. Run an entire mile with a jack-o-lantern on your head. Do it in a safe place and make sure you can breathe. Timelapse video required.
Pick up 100 pieces of trash at a local park, recycle what you can and put the rest in the trash. Take a video clearly showing what you gathered.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Carve a beautiful profile picture of a llama into a pumpkin. #pumpkinspicellamatte
Pie a teammate with a pumpkin pie. Slowmo video.
Smash a pie in one of your teammates face, pumpkin or otherwise. Slow motion video.
As a team make a video showing us a pumpkin carving technique on a real pumpkin.
Dance on the ceiling, I don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
Go bobbing for a fruit or vegetable of your choice, anything except apples!
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
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)
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite scary movie with brief explanation why.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
Research your favorite conspiracy theory, make a tri fold presentation and film a 15 second video explaining why we should all be terrified. #thetruthisoutthere
Order some food and record a review as if you are Anthony Bourdain.
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
Make a 15 second commercial for the City of Knoxville
Order a pumpkin spice latte under the name "Bueller" when you pick it up tell them "Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it."
Sing one of Tennessee's 9 official state songs as a team. Tell us why the heck we have 9 state songs in your caption.
Find and photograph "Earth Fire Water Wind" by Hanna Jubran
Get help from strangers and spell "OKTOBERQUEST" using one human body to make each one of the letters. (Other questival participants do not count as strangers for this one.)
Find and photograph "Borbor 9" by Will Vannerson
Run your favorite football play with your team against another team. Two totems required. Complete away from check-in/checkpoints.
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.
Go to a public place and eat an onion 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)
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-1pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Caswell Park, across winona St (west) from the baseball fields. Complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 1 stamp. Plan extra time, checkpoint closes at 1:00pm exactly.
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
Find and photograph a living specimen of one of Tennessee's 3 State flowers. Tell us what it is in your caption.
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
Hike to Ramsey Cascades, (8 miles) upload a photo collage of your team at the footbridge and at the falls. (Tap this challenge then tap "go" for more info)
Video your best scare on a teammate.
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Find a stranger, ask them what they do for a living and thank them for being them. Be genuine. #thanksrandomfellow.
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Film a video out in the wilderness illustrating how to find a clean and safe natural water source for drinking.
Collect a variety of different colored fall leaves, at least 6 different shades of colors. Give them to someone's mom.
Cool off in a natural waterfall (in = completely under getting wet).
Boulder one problem outdoors.
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)
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)
Leave a scary book at a little free library/tiny library (not a public or city library). Take a video explaining your addition. #readingisFUNdamental
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Take a picture of a ghost.
Throw a pile of leaves in the air and capture it in a slow motion video #justfallthings
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds in the Old Town
Upload a timelapse video of your team jogging across S Gay St Bridge
Take a team photo in front of the East Tennessee History Center, do a little research and tell us a historical fact about Tennessee in your caption.
Take a photo next to the Rowing Man Statue
As a team, sing your favorite number from a musical production in front of the Tennessee Theatre.
Take a photo outside the Knoxville Museum of Art, tell us what type of stone is on the building's exterior.
Take a photo with the Torchbearer statue, emulate his pose.
Film a video of your team painting or drawing something on The Rock
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
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.
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
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.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire. 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 in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
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)
Find a real life black cat and be its friend. Tell us the most unluckiest thing that's happened to you in your caption.
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the stage)
Take a photo with your favorite tree and tell us how many acres of trees there are at Ijams nature center.
Take a photo with a Common Persimmon somewhere at Ijams Nature Center (tell us something the wood has been used to create in your caption)
Have a member of the truth team snap your picture in front of the #FinishtIt mural in the truth zone
Take a photo with an American sycamore somewhere at Ijams Nature Center.
Play a round of 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.
Take a team photo showing off your new Luzon daypack once you pick it up from Check In
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.
Come up with and film a 15 second team handshake or cheer.
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite adventure movie with a brief explanation why.