Take a photo or video with a real live Carya illinoinensis
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)
Get 15 high fives in 15 seconds from 15 different people not participating in the questival.
Jump up on a Soapbox in public and recite some OutKast lyrics as thoughtfully as possible.
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.
Leave a scary book at a little free library/tiny library (not a public or city library). Take a video explaining your addition. #readingisFUNdamental
Partake of the state dish of Texas with no hands.
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Order some food and record a review as if you are Anthony Bourdain.
Get the best deal you can get on food with a coupon.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Film a 15 second review of your questival experience. Include pros and cons.
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.
Ghost someone whilst wearing a classic "bedsheet" ghost costume #igotarock
Make a 15 second music video for the song Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr
As a team pitch a tent (without the fly) in 15 seconds
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
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 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 #newschoolshoes
Impress us with your connections/access to one of Texas professional sports teams.
Recreate the scene from the movie "IT" where the little boy in his rain coat runs after his newspaper boat #hiyageorgie
Educate yourself on a current bill being discussed in the Texas house/Senate. Give us a 15 second review.
Carve a beautiful profile picture of a llama into a pumpkin. #pumpkinspicellamatte
Bad luck? No such thing if you're Frankenstein. Walk like Frankenstein under a ladder.
Dress up as an investigative team and make a chalk outline of one of your teammates.
Research your favorite conspiracy theory, make a tri fold presentation and film a 15 second video explaining why we should all be terrified. #thetruthisoutthere
Reenact a scene from your favorite movie/tv show that takes place in Texas.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Film a video illustrating how to sharpen a pocket knife correctly as if you were the villain from a scary movie. Think Michael Myers or Jason.
While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
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!).
Reenact your favorite Astros moment from this world series in a 15 second video!
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.
Pumpkin Bowling! Set up some homemade pins and use a pumpkin as a bowling ball.
Create your greatest "Mummy Fashion" on a teammate using Toilet Paper. (Don't waste the toilet paper, sent it home with a teammate after for good use!)
It's getting colder outside, put on as many sweaters as you can (5+) and body slam a teammate
Go bobbing for a fruit or vegetable of your choice, anything except apples!
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Chop some wood in your best lumberjack outfit #watchyerfangers
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Put on your favorite costume from your childhood and take pictures with 5 strangers with their permission. Post a collage.
COMPLETE BOTH COTOPAXI CHECKPOINT CHALLENGES - Submit team photo with both passport stamps visible.
Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (4pm-5pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at the Smither Park, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. Plan accordingly the challenge takes some time to complete.
Go to a busy part of downtown put on your headphones and karaoke your heart out to your favorite song, the whole song, BE LOUD. (aka "Headphone Karaoke")
Challenge another team to a 20 foot cartwheel race. Two totems required in submission.
Find and take a team photograph with mosaic. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
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)
Cross the street walking like you would be if you were a zombie. #quecranberriessong
Pie a teammate with a pumpkin pie. Slowmo video.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
Make a sweet-sweet tire swing! Prove you made it though k
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second commercial for Houston
Dance on the ceiling, I don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
Show us the tallest thing you can hurdle.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
HIke the Outer Loop at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. Snap a pic where the outloop branches off to the Couch Birding Trail.
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
Take a photo on the boardwalk at Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
Throw a pile of leaves in the air and capture it in a slow motion video with a fall song #justfallthings
Trekking poles vs no poles while hiking - Make a video about the pro's and Con's of both.
Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (1pm-2pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Spotts Park, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 1 stamp. Plan extra time, checkpoint closes at 2:00pm exactly.
Smash a pie in one of your teammates face, pumpkin or otherwise. Slow motion video.
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
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."
Get llama nail art.
Take a photo of the "Beer Can House"
Show us how to do a Butterfly Coil with a rope and carry it like a backpack
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)
Take a picture of a ghost.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Make a list of your most proud moments and your most shameful moments of 2017. Make some goals for the last quarter.
Eat an entire can (15 oz minimum) of canned pumpkin baking filling as fast as you can. Post your time in the video description.
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Make a team video explaining why everything is bigger in Texas
Snack on the state fruit of Texas
Snack on the state vegetable of Texas
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Explore Galveston Island State Parks Freshwater Pond Loop. Show us you the pond. Be prepared for the parks entry $5 fee
Explore Galveston Island State Parks Prairie Trail. Be prepared for the parks entry $5 fee
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Texas state motto means to you.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite scary movie with brief explanation why.
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. Don't forget your totem.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Climb the highest tree you can find and take a photo of your view from the top
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Give a handful of wrapped Halloween candy to a stranger you see on the street.
Video your best scare on a teammate.
Explore Galveston Island State Park Duck Lake. Be prepared for the parks entry $5 fee
Very politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
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
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite Halloween song. Tag James Corden @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Film yourself trick or treating at a friends house that is not participating in the questival.
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.
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.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Go tandem longboarding while singing "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell.
Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing Bicycle Race by Queen together whilst doing so.
Fit entire team in a phone booth, a real enclosed booth like the kind superman would use or tardis.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Make a list of 50 things you are most grateful for.
Find a stranger, ask them what they do for a living and thank them for being them. Be genuine. #thanksrandomfellow.
Write a note with 10 things you love about sweet-sweet Houston and leave it for someone else to find.
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 13th thing on the menu. #lucky13
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
Drop in on a bowl or ramp on a skateboard or bike
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)
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Howl like a werewolf in front of the setting or rising sun
As a team sing the state song of Texas. Sing it loud sing it proud.
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Make some hot chocolate or coffee and add a special ingredient.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
Create a budget meal you could make for under 3 dollars. Must include at least 3 ingredients
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
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 recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
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 cook a meal over a 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 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.
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include OKTOBERQUEST 2017.
Post a photo from Questival to your blog and put the url in the caption. (Screenshot).
Show us in a 15 second tutorial how to pick the best pumpkin for carving
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.
Stack 5 apples on top of each other with no other supports.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Recreate your favorite scene from a Halloween themed movie and hashtag the movie in your caption
Arm wrestle a stranger not participating in questival, while armwrestling another stranger lefty, that's right double armwrestling.
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Make a 15 second video leading another team in a stretching routine
Make a 15 second video pledging to OBEY THE LAWS OF THE LAND during the next 24hrs
Visit NothingButNets.net learn a fact about malaria then make a 15 second video sharing your new found knowledge.
Donate to the IRC by clicking on this link. Take a screenshot of your donation.
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.
Come up with and film a 15 second team handshake or cheer.
Start a public dance party and using the Michael Jackson's "Beat It". Get at least 5 strangers involved.
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.