Bad Asses with Good Asses
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.
Break the official fruit of the state of new york in half with your bare hands. Take a bite, it's tasty.
Make a list of your most proud moments and your most shameful moments of 2017. Make some goals for the last quarter.
Upload a timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. Don't forget your totem.
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Film a 15 second review of your questival experience. Include pros and cons.
Perform a musical number from a Broadway production somewhere on Broadway as a team.
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Eat an entire mouthful of French's yellow mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
Go to Times Square put on your headphones and karaoke your heart out to your favorite song, the whole song, BE LOUD. (aka "Headphone Karaoke")
Hug the empire state building, do a little research and tell us an interest fact about the iconic building in your caption.
Get 15 high fives in 15 seconds from 15 different people not participating in the questival.
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)
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
Post an awkward team photo during the Questival in your best fall themed attire. Get 50 likes and document (prove with screenshot).
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator or in an elevator
Show us your best fade away as you throw some trash into a garbage can with Madison Square Garden in the background
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Upload a timelapse video of your team walking along The Highline
Take a photo next to the Death Avenue Plaque. Tell us why 10th Avenue used to be called Death Avenue in your caption.
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on (SELECT BUSY PEDESTRIAN AREA)
Find and photograph "The Floaters" by Henry Taylor.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Find and photograph one of the Life Underground pieces by Tom Otterness
Write a note with 10 things you love about New York City and leave it for someone else to find.
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)
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
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)
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)
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
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.)
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)
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.
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Stand in front of the Union Square Metronome with your team some time on the hour, and watch the numbers change. Tell us what all the numbers mean in your caption.
Make a 15 second commercial for the City of New York
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Jog across the Williamsburg bridge as a team. Upload a timelapse video to illustrate you've done it.
Find and photograph "OY/YO" by Deborah Kass
Ride a broomstick through a public place. (Be a respectful witch or warlock.)
Go to a thrift store and create the most basic fall outfit you can.
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
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.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 12th thing on the menu.
Take a 1st day back to school photo as a team on a porch or stoop complete with backpacks and 1st day of school clothes and maybe even lunchboxes
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
Pie a teammate with a pumpkin pie. Slowmo video.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Take a 15 second video and tell what the New York state motto means to you.
Film a video telling us what the official New York State motto is and how your team lives by it
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.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite scary movie with brief explanation why.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include NYC 2017.
Make a list of 50 things you are most grateful for.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Take a picture of a ghost.
Make a smoothie using at least 1 part pumpkin and 4 different fruits or vegetables.
Make a 15 second music video for the song Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr
Picture scollage riding 2 separate forms of public transit.
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
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.
Hold a staring contest with stranger not participating in the questival while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact.
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!).
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Take a break and quell your appetite with the official snack of the State of New York. Tell us what it is in your caption.
Give a toast to a teammate and drink the official beverage of the State of New York. Tell us what it is in your caption.
Recreate your favorite nightmare. Be theatrical. 15 second video. Totem needs to be visible.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
As a team make a video showing us a pumpkin carving techinique on a real pumpkin.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Recreate your favorite scene from a Halloween themed movie.
**** PRIZE CHALENGE**** Recreate a memorable Hallowen moment from your childhood, the more authentic the better.
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
Smash a pie in one of your teammates face, pumpkin or otherwise. Slow motion video.
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette. Make sure to clean up the mess, no littering.
It's getting colder outside, put on as many sweaters as you can (5+) and body slam a teamate
Carve a llama into a pumpkin
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.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Go bobbing for a fruit or vegetable of your choice, anything except apples!
Dress up in all orange and camouflage in with some pumpkins.
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Very politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
Eat an entire can (15 oz minimum) of canned pumpkin baking filling as fast as you can. Post your time in the video description.
Find a real life black cat; be nice and don't terrorize it.
Film yourself trick or treating at a friends house that is not participating in the questival.
Order a slice of pizza from your favorite spot, and try to eat it in one bite
Find the best $1 pizza slice and take a video of someone on your team explaining why they think it's the best
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
Jog across the Brooklyn bridge as a team. Upload a timelapse video to illustrate you've done it.
Take a photo next to The Fearless Girl by Kristen Visbal emulating her pose.
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Walk like a flock of seagulls across a very public place. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make up a song about the infamous "pizza rat" with your team and perform it on a subway platform. (Tap this challenge then tap “go” for more info) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPXUG8q4jKU
Visit the oldest fence in New York, which encompasses New York's first public park
Share a street hot dog or pretzel, Lady & the Tramp-style
Arm wrestle a stranger not participating in questival, while armwrestling another stranger lefty, that's right double armwrestling.
Hold a formal freestyle rap off with a stranger not participating in the Questival.
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."
Pick up 13 pieces of litter at Commodore Barry Park and take a picture of your haul before discarding it in the appropriate receptacle. #fridaythe13th
Find an IRC rep and ask them to tell you a fact about the IRC's mission to help refugees. Upload a video of something you learned, and expressing support for refugees. (IRC reps wearing yellow buttons)
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at having parked legally and lawfully or take public transport.
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.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the pavilion)
Have a member of the truth team snap your picture in front of the #FinishtIt mural in the truth zone
Have a teammate record you in a challenge at the truth zone & upload the video. You can win sweet truth merch!
Compete against another team and play some yard games in the festival area
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.
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.