Snitches get Stitches
Go to a busy part of Church Street put on your headphones and karaoke your heart out to your favorite song, the whole song, BE LOUD. (aka "Headphone Karaoke")
Arm wrestle a stranger not participating in questival, while armwrestling another stranger lefty, that's right double armwrestling.
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
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)
Perform another random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
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.
Show us your best team roller skating dance moves in a venue of your choosing, make it fabulous.
Find and photograph a unique looking downtown bike rack designed by Kat Clear
Visit the Lake Champlain Monster Monument and tell a scary story to your teammates.
COMPLETE BOTH COTOPAXI CHECKPOINT CHALLENGES - Submit team photo with both passport stamps visible.
Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (6pm-7pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at The Boardwalk at Waterfront park, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. Plan accordingly the challenge takes some time to complete.
Find a man made structure composed of one of the official rocks of the state of vermont. Tell us which rock the structure is made of, and what the structure is in your caption.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Walk like a flock of seagulls across a very public place. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
Film a 15 second review of your questival experience. Include pros and cons.
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
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.)
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 your heart out
Get 15 high fives in 15 seconds from 15 different people not participating in the questival.
Find and photograph "Democracy" by W.F. Herrick. Tell us what it means to you in your caption.
Cool off in a natural waterfall (in = completely under getting wet).
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette. Make sure to clean up the mess, no littering.
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
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.
Play a round of Water War, what's that you ask, tap this challenge then tap GO >
Film a video illustrating how to sharpen a pocket knife correctly
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Leave a book at a little free library/tiny library (not a public or city library). Take a video explaining your addition. #readingisFUNdamental
Donate a box of gently used clothing to a nonprofit serving those in need.
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)
Personally thank a current/former professor/teacher/coach for the impact they have had on your life. Phone, facetime or skype.
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.
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
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.
Visit the World's Tallest Filing Cabinet, take a photo in front of it and make it your Linkedin profile picture. Upload a screenshot as proof. Don't forget your totem.
Document the largest spider you can find. Not from a store or cage/terrarium.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
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)
Write a note with 10 things you love about Vermont and leave it for someone else to find.
Donate $10 to the IRC by visiting https://www.rescue.org/cotopaxi then upload a screenshot of your donation.
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
Take a roadtrip to the Crown Point Bridge, and take a team photo with the bridge in the background.
Cross the border with another state. Take a video at the border doing your best Michael Jackson dance moves. #beatit
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
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
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Dance on the ceiling, I don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
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).
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Walk (or run) a mile in your teammate's shoes. (That's right, everyone switch shoes. Go.) Timelapse video.
Make a 15 second commercial for the City of Burlington.
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on Church Street.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal memory from your childhood. Dig deep.
Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
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.
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 random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
Find the local Wizard of OZ "Flying Monkeys" in Burlington and take a team picture as if they are chasing you.
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Jump into a natural (not a pool) body of water with your clothes on. Bring a towel!
Give one of your team members a performance review in a real boardroom.
Fit your whole team on a paddleboard and paddle at least 10 feet out into a natural body of water.
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)
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation 10' high hoop (if you're short get creative).
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Vermont
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Do a flip into a pond, river or lake.
Skip a rock at least 7 times on water.
Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-1pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Oakledge Park, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 1 stamp. Plan extra time, checkpoint closes at 1:00pm exactly.
Visit the Burlington Earth Clock during daylight hours. Figure out how to use it to well what time of day it is, and upload a video showing us how.
Show us your best volleyball serve over an actual volleyball net at a real volleyball court with a volleyball.
Hit a bullseye on a real dartboard from regulation distance, it's 7 feet 9.25 inches FYI.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Find and photograph a Maine license plate. The real thing not a photo or any other facsimile.
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge (For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.)
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.
Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing Bicycle Race by Queen together whilst doing so.
Tandem cartwheel with a teammate for at least one full rotation. (need a lesson? tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Make a field goal from the 15 yard line... wait for it... with your left foot then celebrate with a dance.
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
Go tandem longboarding while singing "Don't Go Breaking My Heart".
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
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)
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around your campsite. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Do a little research about fire safety and upload a video sharing what you learned.
Roadtrip to Emily’s Bridge in Stowe. Take a picture there at night and see if you capture any ghosts.
Visit "Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard". Tell us what your favorite flavor is in your caption.
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around your campsite. 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 campsite. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
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.
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)
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
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.
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 12th thing on the menu.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Corden @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include Burlington 2017.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Make then eat a dish entirely out of condiments
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.
Eat an entire mouthful of French's yellow mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
Go rollerskating/rollerblading and hold a limbo contest. How low can you go?
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. Don't forget your totem.
Give a toast to a teammate and then take a swig of the official state beverage of Vermont. Tell us what it is in your caption.
Eat a dish featuring the official state flavor of Vermont, tell us what you ate and where you got it in your caption.
Find and photograph an Oregon State Quarter.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the stage)
Eat a real worm, not a gummy. #doubledareyou
Eat the official state fruit of vermont prepared your favorite way. Tell us what it is in your caption.
Hug the official state tree of Vermont. Tell us what it is in your caption.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at The Champlain Valley Exposition having parked legally and lawfully or taken public transportation.
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.
Have a teammate record you in a challenge at the truth zone & upload the video. You could win sweet truth merch!
Send a net. Save a life. - As a team Donate $10 or more to Nothing But Nets at nothingbutnets.net/cotopaxi then upload a screenshot of your donation.
Have a member of the truth team snap your picture in front of the #FinishtIt mural in the truth zone.
Play one of the yard games set up in the festival area against another team.
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.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite adventure movie with a brief explanation why.
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.