The Gang Wins Questival
Arm wrestle a stranger, while armwrestling another stranger lefty. That's right; double armwrestling.
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.
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.
Do a humans of New York style post about someone you meet during the 24 hours of Questival.
Film a video illustrating how to sharpen a pocket knife correctly.
While camping in the wilderness document/photograph at least 4 different types of wildlife, each unique/from separate animal families. Don't forget the totem.
Take a team selfie with your favorite box of cereal with one of the 17 remaining 'Moonlight Towers'. They are an official Texas state landmark, btw.
Trade a piece of clothing with a stranger that is not participating in the Questival. FOR KEEPS!
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Texas state motto means to you.
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
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
Walk (or run) a mile in your teammate's shoes. (That's right, everyone switch shoes. Go.) Timelapse video.
Lay face down motionless in a public area for 60 seconds or until a stranger comes to check on you. Timelapse. Don't forget your totem.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunset Saturday is at 5:27pm)
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
Convince a non-Questival participant to paint their face with the logo of your favorite sports franchise.
Cool off in a natural waterfall (in = completely under getting wet).
film a video illustrating how to find a clean natural water source.
Have a teammate hold their breath while completely submerged underwater for as long as they can. Submit timelapse footage and record the total time in the description. (don't forget your totem)
Drink water from a freshwater spring (a spring is a point where groundwater flows out of the ground, and is thus where the aquifer surface meets the surface of the earth).
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette.
Have your team crack open a few bottles of champagne or sparkling cider and spray them all over each other like you've just won the indy 500.
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
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 >
Go to a public place where music is playing (not the check-in festival) and challenge a stranger to a dance battle. Make it legit. Create non-monetary stakes. Loser pays up.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat. Don't forget your totem.
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunrise Saturday is at 6:58 am)
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.
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.
Challenge a stranger that is not a questival participant to a 50-100 meter foot race in a public park. Be a good sport win or lose.
Respectfully introduce us to your favorite spot in Zilker Park. Do it like a real traveling show (i.e. Rick Steves/Anthony Bourdain/etc.)
Tell a weird 15 second true story about yourself outside of the Museum of the Weird. #confession #keepAustinweird
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.
Put a picture of Lavar Burtons face on a kite and fly it high, just like Reading Rainbow. Don't forget to sing the theme song.
Show us your best volleyball serve. On/with a regulation court, net and ball.
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
Walk two lengths of a slackline without falling off. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Hold a formal hula hoop Contest with stranger
Go to a busy part of 6th Street/University of Texas/Zilker Park, put on your headphones and karaoke your heart out to your favorite song, the whole song, BE LOUD. (aka "Headphone Karaoke")
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.
Head to Mitscoots (2505 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702) between 10am-5pm and assemble a "care canister" to be given away to someone less-fortunate in the area. Take a team video/picture of you putting your canister together.
Find an awesome stranger who you think would be down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Hike around the Barton Creek Greenbelt and capture a team selfie during your favorite part of the experience.
Skip a rock at least 7 times on water.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Boulder a V0 problem outdoors.
Swing into a pond, river or lake from a rope swing.
Jump into a natural (not a pool) body of water with your clothes on. Bring a towel!
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.
Do a hike of at least 1 mile of your choosing, tell us where you went and why you went there. Make an experience.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your elbows.
Bake a cake, and put candles on it. Find a stranger and sing "Happy (insert the day, i.e. Saturday) To You" to them. Make sure they blow out the candles.
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Partake of the state dish of Chili Con Carne with no hands. #chiliconcarnival
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.
plan meals for a 3 day backpacking trip, film a video explaining what you would bring and share some backpacking food tricks and tips
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on or near UT campus.
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Perform another random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
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
Hold a staring contest with stranger while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Cotopaxi Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-2pm) - Come meet us at the lower level of Hope Outdoor Gallery on the benches and get the challenge details.
As a team sing the state song of Texas. Sing it loud sing it proud.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Take a picture of an uncommon object underneath the sign of Uncommon Objects. If you choose to enter this eccentric shop, please be respectful and kind.
As a team do your best batman impression at Congress Avenue Bridge, it may not be bat season so we'll become the bats.
Find and take a team photograph with this statue. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Show us the best deal you can get on food with a coupon.
Go to this link (click link and tap GO>) and donate to the IRC. Write a "Message of Hope" to a refugee on some fabric and give it to a Cotopaxi staff member for a display later in the year.
Create your most "Texas" outfit at a thrift store and try it on. #poppintags
Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal moment from your childhood. Dig deep.
Donate a box of gently used clothing to a nonprofit serving those in need.
Come by The Shade Project SPF station at Tru-Skin Dermatology (3500 Jefferson St, Ste 200, 78731) between 10AM and NOON and get your shade on! Teams will lather each other up and learn how to stay sun safe… the 1st 200 visitors get a special gift!
Cotopaxi Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Come to the Moonlight Tower (Zilker Park) and join us for a quick brain-teaser.
Walk like a flock of chickens across a very public place. Get clucking!
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Find a Razor scooter, and shoot a 15 second demo video trying to get sponsored. #radicaldude
Take a video of a team member drinking High Brew in motion via paddle, surf, swim, hike, bike, etc.
Take a load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location.
Between 9 and 10:30AM find the ultimate hang at Kammok (1401 E 7th St Austin, TX 78702). Come set up and sit in a hammock, then take it down and use it as an accessory in a team photo in front of our mural. Breakfast while supplies last. :)
Hurtle a full-size garbage can like an olympic track star. After you're finished, empty your pockets of any trash.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Texas
Sing the Texas state song in front of the Texas State Capital building. #thestarsatnight
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
Tell us of a toy invention you would like to create, make sure you do it outside of the coolest vintage toy shop around. #toyjoy
Enjoy a High Brew while watching the sunrise. Capture your experience.
Take a picture with your favorite addition in Sparky Park.
Tell us a fun fact about the giant, beautiful photovoltaic Mueller Sunflowers... but make sure there's a Mueller Sunflower in the shot.
During daylight hours do a touchdown celebration dance with the University of Texas football stadium (Darrell K Royal) in the background, yes the actual stadium.
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
Create a budget meal you could make for under 3 dollars. Must include at least 3 ingredients.
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. (don't forget your totem)
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Play a pop song on a kazoo tag the song in your caption.
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 8th thing on the menu.
Go tandem longboarding while singing Unchained Melody.
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
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth.
Make a smoothie using at least 5 different fruits and vegetables.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Dance on the ceiling, we don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
Perform a blind taste test with a cornstarch packing peanut vs a puffy cheeto.
Eat a dish made entirely out of condiments.
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge. For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
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.
Do a 'track' stand for 10 seconds on a bike. No balance assistance allowed.
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation hoop (if you're short get creative).
Take the stairs to the top of Covert Park at Mount Bonnell take a team photo.
Get llama nail art.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Make your own grape juice by grape stomping, and then drink it. #sweetberrywine
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Find a little free library/tiny library. Borrow a book and leave a book video explaining your selection. #readingisFUNdamental
Give one of your team members a performance review in a real boardroom.
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 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.
Visit your favorite Karaoke bar/restaurant spot and sing a Willie Nelson tune loud and proud.
Write a note with 10 things you love about Texas and leave it for someone else to find.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Howl at the moon as a team at midnight (Be quiet and respectful of your neighbors if you have sleeping neighbors nearby).
Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Get a celebrity with over 5,000 followers to tweet/retweet something with our hashtag and Twitter handle, @cotopaxi (prove with screenshot).
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
While camping in the wilderness make s'mores over a campfire add an extra ingredient and share your recipe in the caption.
While camping share a meal with another team over a campfire. Two totems required in the submission.
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire.
Share a campsite with another team. Two totems required in the submission.
Take a picture of a High Brew can in a creative way. **Hint - you might want to save an unopened can for a challenge that you'll do later.**
Document the largest spider you can find. Not from a store or cage/terrarium.
While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
Kammok Cornhole: 3 in the hole (4 tries) gets you a Kammok x Yeti tumbler... BUT everyone else gets Kammok decals/stickers.
Take a team photo with the Cotopaxi trailer as the background.
Play a quick game of Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
Play a quick game of Giant "Beer" Pong at the Festival with another team.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30ish. It will be announced from the stage.
Take a selfie or a team picture with Miguel the Llama. We will announced from the stage when Miguel arrives.
Eat something from one of the check-in party food vendors and take a quick pic.
Find a stranger who has the same birthday as you and provide proof.