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Tell a weird 15 second true story about yourself outside of the Museum of the Weird. #confession #keepAustinweird
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
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
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.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunset Saturday is at 5:27pm)
Take the stairs to the top of Covert Park at Mount Bonnell take a team photo.
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.
Collect 50 pieces of trash along a hiking trail and recycle what you can. #dogood
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.
Walk (or run) a mile in your teammate's shoes. (That's right, everyone switch shoes. Go.) Timelapse video.
Cotopaxi Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Come to the Moonlight Tower (Zilker Park) and join us for a quick brain-teaser.
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.
Hold a staring contest with stranger while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
Show us the best deal you can get on food with a coupon.
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Create a budget meal you could make for under 3 dollars. Must include at least 3 ingredients.
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator.
Find and take a team photograph with this art installation. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Hurtle a full-size garbage can like an olympic track star. After you're finished, empty your pockets of any trash.
Donate healthy nonperishable food to the homeless shelter or food bank of your choice. Minimum two items per teammate.
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.
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
Go rollerskating/rollerblading and hold a limbo contest. How low can you go?
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.
Get at least 15 high fives in 15 seconds from people not participating in the questival.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your elbows.
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Perform another random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Find a busy public place and recite some lyrics from The Riverboat Gamblers as thoughtfully as possible.
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Personally thank a current/former professor/teacher/coach for the impact they have had on your life. Phone, facetime or skype.
Take a load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location.
Eat a dish made entirely out of condiments.
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 8th thing on the menu.
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Do a humans of New York style post about someone you meet during the 24 hours of Questival.
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
Mail a sweet potato to a friend using the US Postal Service. Yes a potato and no box is needed.
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.
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.
Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal moment from your childhood. Dig deep.
Create your most "Texas" outfit at a thrift store and try it on. #poppintags
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
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.
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.
Need to refuel? Find the Bobo's Oat Bar team near the Lamar Pedestrian Bridge between 11:30am and 12:30pm! Love what you tried? Let us know @eatbobos on social media.
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.
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)
Politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet.
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
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 and eat a stock of cauliflower like one might eat an apple. Pretend that this is your 'normal' and film others reactions. #secretvideo
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Respectfully introduce us to your favorite spot in Zilker Park. Do it like a real traveling show (i.e. Rick Steves/Anthony Bourdain/etc.)
Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
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.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
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!
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
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.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Take a photo or video with a real live Northern Mockingbird.
Recreate your favorite Texas sports moment and tag the hero of your story on social media.
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.
Make a field goal from the 15 yard line... wait for it... with your left foot then celebrate with a dance.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat. Don't forget your totem.
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.
Document the largest spider you can find. Not from a store or cage/terrarium.
Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing "Bicycle Race" by Queen together whilst doing so.
Get a major league athlete or celebrity to say "Cotopaxi makes Gear for Good."
film a video illustrating how to find a clean natural water source.
Filter water from a natural source and drink it. Water must be properly filtered and no a kitchen filter does not count.
Skip a rock at least 7 times on water.
Take a picture with a Texas Longhorn. Don't get hurt/trampled. Also, ask permission and be smart.
Eat two crickets #doubledareyou.
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
While camping in the wilderness start a campfire without matches, a lighter, or starter fluid (fire must be contained inside a legal fire pit).
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
While camping in the wilderness make s'mores over a campfire add an extra ingredient and share your recipe in the caption.
plan meals for a 3 day backpacking trip, film a video explaining what you would bring and share some backpacking food tricks and tips
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
While camping in the wilderness make a commercial for a cologne/perfume based on the scent of campfire. Channel your inner Chanel™.
Visit a town with a population below 500. Take a picture by the population sign. No sign, no points.
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.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Impress us with your connections/access to one of Texas' professional sports teams.
Get a celebrity with over 5,000 followers to tweet/retweet something with our hashtag and Twitter handle, @cotopaxi (prove with screenshot).
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness come up with a SUPER clever way of roasting one of your marshmallows for your s'more.
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.
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
Find and take a team photograph with this statue. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
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
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
As a team do your best batman impression at Congress Avenue Bridge, it may not be bat season so we'll become the bats.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth.
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.
Write a note with 10 things you love about Texas and leave it for someone else to find.
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
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
Find and photograph a Texas State Quarter.
Get 50 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
Get 100 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
Dance on the ceiling, we don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
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")
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on or near UT campus.
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge. For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.
Post a photo from Questival to your blog and put the url in the caption. (Screenshot).
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
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.
Find an awesome stranger who you think would be down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Hold a formal hula hoop Contest with stranger
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Donate a box of gently used clothing to a nonprofit serving those in need.
Convince a non-Questival participant to paint their face with the logo of your favorite sports franchise.
Go tandem longboarding while singing Unchained Melody.
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation hoop (if you're short get creative).
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)
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)
Show us your best volleyball serve. On/with a regulation court, net and ball.
Perform your best belly flop at a public pool. Get everyone's attention first. Really go for it!
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Give one of your team members a performance review in a real boardroom.
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
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.
Tandem cartwheel with a teammate for at least one full rotation. (need a lesson? tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Do your best gymnastics trick on a trampoline. The rest of your team needs to hold up judging point cards.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30ish. It will be announced from the stage.
Walk like a flock of chickens across a very public place. Get clucking!
Eat something from one of the check-in party food vendors and take a quick pic.
Take part in the "Follow-the-Llama" Dance competition, get a photo/video of someone from your team participating. #goforthegold!
Take a selfie or a team picture with Miguel the Llama. We will announced from the stage when Miguel arrives.
Play a quick game of Giant "Beer" Pong at the Festival with another team.
Play a quick game of Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
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 a team photo with the Cotopaxi trailer as the background.
Kammok Cornhole: 3 in the hole (4 tries) gets you a Kammok x Yeti tumbler... BUT everyone else gets Kammok decals/stickers.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at Old Settlers Park having parked legally and lawfully or taken public transport.
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.**