Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Find a busy public place and recite some lyrics from The Riverboat Gamblers as thoughtfully as possible.
Get 50 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
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.
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
film a video illustrating how to find a clean natural water source.
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.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat. Don't forget your totem.
Collect 50 pieces of trash along a hiking trail and recycle what you can. #dogood
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunset Saturday is at 5:27pm)
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).
Cool off in a natural waterfall (in = completely under getting wet).
Skip a rock at least 7 times on water.
Jump into a natural (not a pool) body of water with your clothes on. Bring a towel!
Filter water from a natural source and drink it. Water must be properly filtered and no a kitchen filter does not count.
Do a humans of New York style post about someone you meet during the 24 hours of Questival.
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.
Hike around the Barton Creek Greenbelt and capture a team selfie during your favorite part of the experience.
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!
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")
Respectfully introduce us to your favorite spot in Zilker Park. Do it like a real traveling show (i.e. Rick Steves/Anthony Bourdain/etc.)
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.
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.
Cotopaxi Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Come to the Moonlight Tower (Zilker Park) and join us for a quick brain-teaser.
Personally thank a current/former professor/teacher/coach for the impact they have had on your life. Phone, facetime or skype.
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation hoop (if you're short get creative).
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Perform your best belly flop at a public pool. Get everyone's attention first. Really go for it!
Challenge another team to a 100 meter swim race in an olympic size pool. Two totems required in the submission. (Timelapse)
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)
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Do a quick 200 meter swim in an olympic size pool. Congrats Swimmer Winner. Post a timelapse of your feat. (don't forget your totem)
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
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.
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet.
Give one of your team members a performance review in a real boardroom.
Take a picture with your favorite addition in Sparky Park.
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.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Tandem cartwheel with a teammate for at least one full rotation. (need a lesson? tap this challenge then tap GO >)
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.
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.
Tell us a fun fact about the giant, beautiful photovoltaic Mueller Sunflowers... but make sure there's a Mueller Sunflower in the shot.
While acting like a civilized adult and friend-of-the-animals (don't be a buffoon), take a photo with a peacock or peahen at Mayfield Park.
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette.
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
As a team sing the state song of Texas. Sing it loud sing it proud.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Create a 15 second Rube Goldberg machine.
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
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
Make a 15 second commercial for the the City of Austin.
Mail a sweet potato to a friend using the US Postal Service. Yes a potato and no box is needed.
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
Create your most "Texas" outfit at a thrift store and try it on. #poppintags
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 >
Donate a box of gently used clothing to a nonprofit serving those in need.
Find a little free library/tiny library. Borrow a book and leave a book video explaining your selection. #readingisFUNdamental
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your elbows.
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.
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
Take a video of a team member drinking High Brew in motion via paddle, surf, swim, hike, bike, etc.
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
Eat a dish made entirely out of condiments.
Find a birds nest with eggs in it IN NATURE. NOT EGGS YOU BOUGHT FROM A STORE. Real bird eggs. Document them but do not touch.
Play a round of Water War, what's that you ask, tap this challenge then tap GO >
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Make a smoothie using at least 5 different fruits and vegetables.
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)
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Donate healthy nonperishable food to the homeless shelter or food bank of your choice. Minimum two items per teammate.
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Sing the Texas state song in front of the Texas State Capital building. #thestarsatnight
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.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
See how long you can hold a consistent singing note and document the entire thing. Make sure it's loud and that you are in a VERY public place.
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
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. :)
Take a load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location.
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.
Walk like a flock of chickens across a very public place. Get clucking!
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Hold a staring contest with stranger while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
Perform another random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
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
Find and take a team photograph with this art installation. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
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.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Write a note with 10 things you love about Texas and leave it for someone else to find.
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 8th thing on the menu.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Document the largest spider you can find. Not from a store or cage/terrarium.
Do a hike of at least 1 mile of your choosing, tell us where you went and why you went there. Make an experience.
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunrise Saturday is at 6:58 am)
Enjoy a High Brew while watching the sunrise. Capture your experience.
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.
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
plan meals for a 3 day backpacking trip, film a video explaining what you would bring and share some backpacking food tricks and tips
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. (don't forget your totem)
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
Dance on the ceiling, we don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
Howl at the moon as a team at midnight (Be quiet and respectful of your neighbors if you have sleeping neighbors nearby).
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Film a video illustrating how to sharpen a pocket knife correctly.
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
Whittle yourself a spoon and eat some soup with it.
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness make s'mores over a campfire add an extra ingredient and share your recipe in the caption.
While camping in the wilderness make a homemade "ghillie suit" and attempt to sneak close to an animal in nature….OR a teammate and scare the stuffing out of them.
While camping in the wilderness come up with a SUPER clever way of roasting one of your marshmallows for your s'more.
Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness make a commercial for a cologne/perfume based on the scent of campfire. Channel your inner Chanel™.
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire.
Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal moment from your childhood. Dig deep.
Hurtle a full-size garbage can like an olympic track star. After you're finished, empty your pockets of any trash.
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
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.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth.
While camping in the wilderness start a campfire without matches, a lighter, or starter fluid (fire must be contained inside a legal fire pit).
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
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.
Find a Razor scooter, and shoot a 15 second demo video trying to get sponsored. #radicaldude
Find an awesome stranger who you think would be down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
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.
Show us the best deal you can get on food with a coupon.
Create a budget meal you could make for under 3 dollars. Must include at least 3 ingredients.
Arm wrestle a stranger, while armwrestling another stranger lefty. That's right; double armwrestling.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite movie with brief explanation why.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Texas state motto means to you.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30ish. It will be announced from the stage.
Find a stranger who has the exact same middle name as you and provide proof.
Kammok Cornhole: 3 in the hole (4 tries) gets you a Kammok x Yeti tumbler... BUT everyone else gets Kammok decals/stickers.
Play a quick game of Giant "Beer" Pong at the Festival with another team.
Eat something from one of the check-in party food vendors and take a quick pic.
Play a quick game of Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
Take a selfie or a team picture with Miguel the Llama. We will announced from the stage when Miguel arrives.
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.**
Visit NothingButNets.net learn a fact about malarya then Visit the Nothing But Nets booth and make a 15 second video sharing your new found knowledge.
Take part in the "Follow-the-Llama" Dance competition, get a photo/video of someone from your team participating. #goforthegold!
Take a team photo with the Cotopaxi trailer as the background.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at Old Settlers Park having parked legally and lawfully or taken public transport.