A Tribe Called Questival
Make a team video explaining why everything is bigger in Texas
Film a 15 second review of your questival experience. Include pros and cons.
Howl like a werewolf in front of the setting or rising sun
Go ahead and press the Big Red Button on the Preston Street Bridge. Take a video showing us what it does.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
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.
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Texas state motto means to you.
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.
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.
Order some food and record a review as if you are Anthony Bourdain.
Reenact your favorite Astros moment from this world series in a 15 second video!
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Texas
Pay your respects at the Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas Sculpture and take a team photo with her sculpture.
Jump up on a Soapbox in public and recite some OutKast lyrics as thoughtfully as possible.
Hold a formal freestyle rap off with a stranger not participating in the Questival.
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 >)
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
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")
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)
Dress up like a vampire and walk through a public sunny place with an umbrella shading you from the sun.
Take a team photo at Discovery Green with the "Super Bowl LI" building sign.
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.
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 or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Find and take a team photograph with mosaic. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal memory from your childhood. Dig deep.
Recreate the scene from the movie "IT" where the little boy in his rain coat runs after his newspaper boat #hiyageorgie
Tandem cartwheel with a teammate for at least one full rotation. (need a lesson? tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Donate healthy nonperishable food to the homeless shelter or food bank of your choice. Minimum two items per teammate.
Houston we have a problem Get creative and show us how Houston solves everyones problems.
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds somewhere downtown Houston
Using baseball mitts and a regulation ball, play catch with an old-timer. Ask him who their favorite member of the 61 Yankees is.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second commercial for Houston
Fit entire team in a phone booth, a real enclosed booth like the kind superman would use or tardis.
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Get 15 high fives in 15 seconds from 15 different people not participating in the questival.
HIke the Outer Loop at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. Snap a pic where the outloop branches off to the Couch Birding Trail.
Create a budget meal you could make for under 3 dollars. Must include at least 3 ingredients
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.
Snack on the state fruit of Texas
As a team sing the state song of Texas. Sing it loud sing it proud.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
Throw a pile of leaves in the air and capture it in a slow motion video with a fall song #justfallthings
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.
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. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
Purchase the largest pumpkin you can find and do 'kettlebell' squats with it in your strong arms.
Give a handful of wrapped Halloween candy to a stranger you see on the street.
Perform a magic trick for a stranger on the street and tell them you ran out of treats.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Take a team photo at Gerald D. Hines "Water Wall"
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Make a caramel apple, (or onion if you're feeling sassy) and share it with a friend not participating in Questival. Film their reaction. No store bought caramel apples.
**** PRIZE CHALLENGE**** Recreate a memorable Halloween moment from your childhood, the more authentic the better.
Take a cooking class and learn to cook something new (youtube videos don't count)
Take a photo of the "Beer Can House"
Find and take an instagram worthy photo on the suspension foot bridge over Buffalo Bayou
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)
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation 10' high hoop (if you're short get creative).
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing Bicycle Race by Queen together whilst doing so.
Challenge another questival team to a best of 3 penalty kick competition using a regulation goal two totems in the submission. #goallllllllll
Have a corn husking race. Challenge 2 strangers to husk cobs faster than you. 15 second video. Include totem. Clean up the mess.
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.
Take a photo dressed like a witch playing quittage with another team's witch. Two totems required.
Run your favorite football play with your team against another team. Two totems required. Complete away from check-in/checkpoints.
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. Don't forget your totem.
Climb the highest tree you can find and take a photo of your view from the top
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.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Recreate your favorite scene from a Halloween themed movie and hashtag the movie in your caption
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Make a list of your most proud moments and your most shameful moments of 2017. Make some goals for the last quarter.
Hike the Purple Trail at Memorial Park. Be alert of mt. bikers! Really show us you did it.
Make a list of 50 things you are most grateful for.
Collect a variety of different colored fall leaves, at least 6 different shades of colors. Give them to someone's mom.
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
Take a photo on the boardwalk at Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
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
Take a photo or video with a real live Carya illinoinensis
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
Personally thank a current/former professor/teacher/coach for the impact they have had on your life. Phone, facetime or skype.
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.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Donate to the IRC by clicking on this link. Take a screenshot of your donation.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Make a smoothie using at least 1 part pumpkin and 4 different fruits or vegetables.
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 13th thing on the menu. #lucky13
Video your best scare on a teammate.
As a team pitch a tent (without the fly) in 15 seconds
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
Bad luck? No such thing if you're Frankenstein. Walk like Frankenstein under a ladder.
Eat an entire can (15 oz minimum) of canned pumpkin baking filling as fast as you can. Post your time in the video description.
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette. Make sure to clean up the mess, no littering.
Pie a teammate with a pumpkin pie. Slowmo video.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Educate yourself on a current bill being discussed in the Texas house/Senate. Give us a 15 second review.
Smash a pie in one of your teammates face, pumpkin or otherwise. Slow motion video.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Go bobbing for a fruit or vegetable of your choice, anything except apples!
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
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).
Make your own cranberry sauce by cranberry stomping, and then eat it. #passthecranberrysauce
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Research your favorite conspiracy theory, make a tri fold presentation and film a 15 second video explaining why we should all be terrified. #thetruthisoutthere
***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 picture of a ghost.
Make some hot chocolate or coffee and add a special ingredient.
Recreate your favorite nightmare. Be theatrical. 15 second video. Totem needs to be visible.
Ghost someone whilst wearing a classic "bedsheet" ghost costume #igotarock
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
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 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.
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge (For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.)
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
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)
Dress up as an investigative team and make a chalk outline of one of your teammates.
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!)
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your fancy face.
Pumpkin Bowling! Set up some homemade pins and use a pumpkin as a bowling ball.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
It's getting colder outside, put on as many sweaters as you can (5+) and body slam a teammate
Dance on the ceiling, I don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
Eat an entire mouthful of brown mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite scary movie with brief explanation why.
Document the largest living spider you can find. Not from a store or cage/terrarium.
Find a spider, and sing the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" as you film it doing whatever it happens to be doing
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.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Stack 5 apples on top of each other with no other supports.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include OKTOBERQUEST 2017.
Write a note with 10 things you love about sweet-sweet Houston and leave it for someone else to find.
Make a 15 second video leading another team in a stretching routine
Cross the street walking like you would be if you were a zombie. #quecranberriessong
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite Halloween song. Tag James Corden @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
Go tandem longboarding while singing "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell.
Drop in on a bowl or ramp on a skateboard or bike
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
Very politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
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.
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 how to Spot someone correctly while bouldering. #spoons
Arm wrestle a stranger not participating in questival, while armwrestling another stranger lefty, that's right double armwrestling.
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Start a public dance party and using the Michael Jackson's "Beat It". Get at least 5 strangers involved.
Come up with and film a 15 second team handshake or cheer.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite adventure movie with a brief explanation why.
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.
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.