Better Than Nothin'
As a team make a video showing us a pumpkin carving technique on a real pumpkin.
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.
**** PRIZE CHALLENGE**** Recreate a memorable Halloween moment from your childhood, the more authentic the better.
Donate a box of gently used clothing to a nonprofit serving those in need.
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.
Personally thank a current/former professor/teacher/coach for the impact they have had on your life. Phone, facetime or skype.
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.
COMPLETE BOTH COTOPAXI CHECKPOINT CHALLENGES - Submit team photo with both passport stamps visible.
Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (6pm-7pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Morningside Park, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. Plan accordingly the challenge takes some time to complete.
Take a picture of a ghost.
Take a photo next to a statue of Alex Haley, tell us what book he won the Pulitzer Prize for in your caption.
Hold a formal freestyle rap off with a stranger not participating in the Questival.
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge (For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.)
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
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)
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
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 load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location (i.e. don't cross walkways/pathways)
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
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.
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you origamized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
Review a campground that you camped in during Questival on The Dyrt (Tap this challenge then tap GO >), join The Dyrt, search for and review a campground, then screenshot your campground review.
Make a list of your most proud moments and your most shameful moments of 2017. Make some goals for the last quarter.
Film a video of your team painting or drawing something on The Rock
Take a photo with the Torchbearer statue, emulate his pose.
Sing one of Tennessee's 9 official state songs as a team. Tell us why the heck we have 9 state songs in your caption.
During daylight hours do a touchdown celebration dance with the Neyland Stadium in the background.
Video your best scare on a teammate.
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.
Take a photo outside the Knoxville Museum of Art, tell us what type of stone is on the building's exterior.
Put on your favorite costume from your childhood and take pictures with 5 strangers with their permission. Post a collage.
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
Go to the sunsphere, (during regular operating hours) and take a video from the observation deck pointing out your favorite places in Knoxville
Perform the official Tennessee state folk dance with the appropriate music. Show us your moves.
Write a note with 10 things you love about Tennessee and leave it for someone else to find.
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Recreate your favorite nightmare. Be theatrical. 15 second video. Totem needs to be visible.
Catch a living specimen of either of the official Tennessee state insects. Tell us what it is in your caption. Release them when you're finished and don't let them be harmed.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Make a 15 second music video for the song Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Run through the World's Fair Fountain while it's on, dodge the spray and try to stay as dry as possible
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
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")
Run your favorite football play with your team against another team. Two totems required. Complete away from check-in/checkpoints.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
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)
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator or in an elevator
Find and photograph "Earth Fire Water Wind" by Hanna Jubran
Perform another random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Play a pop song on a kazoo/harmonica. Tag the song in your caption.
Walk like a flock of seagulls across a very public place. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
As a team, dress in any costume and do the Thriller dance in a public venue of your choice. #dothebestyoucan
Make a 15 second commercial for the City of Knoxville
Challenge another team to a 20 foot cartwheel race. Two totems required in submission.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
Find and photograph "Borbor 9" by Will Vannerson
Take a photo next to the Rowing Man Statue
As a team, sing your favorite number from a musical production in front of the Tennessee Theatre.
Take a team photo in front of the East Tennessee History Center, do a little research and tell us a historical fact about Tennessee in your caption.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Eat your favorite dish featuring the state fruit of Tennessee. Tell us how it was prepared in your caption.
Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-1pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Caswell Park, across winona St (west) from the baseball fields. Complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 1 stamp. Plan extra time, checkpoint closes at 1:00pm exactly.
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Make a list of 50 things you are most grateful for.
Get the best deal you can get on food with a coupon.
Get in full ski or snowboard gear and lay out in your yard as if you were tanning.
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Do your best gymnastics trick on a trampoline that you have permission to use. The rest of your team needs to hold up judging point cards.
Throw a pile of leaves in the air and capture it in a slow motion video #justfallthings
Rake up a big pile of leaves and jump in it in a slow motion video.
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
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.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite Halloween song. Tag James Corden @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of public transit.
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Post an awkward team photo during the Questival in your best fall themed attire. Get 50 likes and document (prove with screenshot).
Very politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation 10' high hoop (if you're short get creative).
Eat an entire mouthful of French's yellow mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
Go tandem longboarding while singing "Don't Go Breaking My Heart".
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.
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."
Ride a broomstick through a public place. (Be a respectful witch or warlock.)
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Do a flip into a pond, river or lake.
Jump into a natural (not a pool) body of water with your clothes on. Bring a towel!
Have a teammate hold their breath while completely submerged in a natural body of water for as long as they can. Submit timelapse footage and record the total time in the description. (don't forget your totem)
Have a corn husking race. Challenge 2 strangers to husk cobs faster than you. Clean up the mess.
Collect a variety of different colored fall leaves, at least 6 different shades of colors. Give them to someone's mom.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette. Make sure to clean up the mess, no littering.
Find and photograph a living specimen of one of Tennessee's 3 State flowers. Tell us what it is in your caption.
Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing Bicycle Race by Queen together whilst doing so.
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.
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
Document the largest living spider you can find. Not from a store or cage/terrarium.
Rake up a trash bags worth of leaves for a neighbor with permission.
Dress up as an investigative team and make a chalk outline of one of your teammates.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Research your favorite conspiracy theory, make a tri fold presentation and film a 15 second video explaining why we should all be terrified. #thetruthisoutthere
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
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)
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
Chop some wood in your best lumberjack outfit. Practice proper wood chopping form and safety.
Carve a beautiful profile picture of a llama into a pumpkin. #pumpkinspicellamatte
Eat a beetle #doubledareyou.
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Pie a teammate with a pumpkin pie. Slowmo video.
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.
Smash a pie in one of your teammates face, pumpkin or otherwise. Slow motion video.
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.
While camping in the wilderness make your own Ouija board and see what comes up. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
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 in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Make a smoothie using at least 1 part pumpkin and 4 different fruits or vegetables.
Make some hot chocolate or coffee and add a special ingredient.
Create a budget meal you could make for under 3 dollars. Must include at least 3 ingredients
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Chug a half gallon of the official state beverage of Tennessee. Tell us what it is in your caption.
Go bobbing for a fruit or vegetable of your choice, anything except apples!
Eat an entire can (15 oz minimum) of canned pumpkin baking filling as fast as you can. Post your time in the video description.
It's getting colder outside, put on as many sweaters as you can (at least 5) and body slam a teammate
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. Don't forget your totem.
Dance on the ceiling, I don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the stage)
Convince a non-Questival participant to paint their face with a drawing of your favorite classic movie monster. Frankenstein's Monster, Ghost, Witch, Dracula or Mummy.
Play a round of Water War, what's that you ask, tap this challenge then tap GO >
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Arm wrestle a stranger not participating in questival, while armwrestling another stranger lefty, that's right double armwrestling.
Order some food and record a review as if you are Anthony Bourdain.
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.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Find a stranger, ask them what they do for a living and thank them for being them. Be genuine. #thanksrandomfellow.
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite scary movie with brief explanation why.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
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.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include Knoxville 2017.
Take a photo with a Common Persimmon somewhere at Ijams Nature Center (tell us something the wood has been used to create in your caption)
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.
Take a photo with your favorite tree and tell us how many acres of trees there are at Ijams nature center.
Take a photo with an American sycamore somewhere at Ijams Nature Center.
Have a teammate record you in a challenge at the truth zone & upload the video. You can win sweet truth merch!
Have a member of the truth team snap your picture in front of the #FinishtIt mural in the truth zone
Take a team photo showing off your new Luzon daypack once you pick it up from Check In
Donate to the IRC by clicking on this link. Upload a screenshot of your donation confirmation
Play a round of Giant Connect Four or Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at having parked legally and lawfully or take public transport.
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.
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.