Competing in the Style of Pearl Jam
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***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Impress us with your connections/access to one of D.C or Maryland's professional sports teams.
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
Find a birds nest with eggs in it IN NATURE. NOT EGGS YOU BOUGHT FROM A STORE. Real bird eggs.
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
Plan a 3 day backpacking meal, film a video explaining what you would bring and share some backpacking food tricks and tips
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal memory from your childhood. Dig deep.
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.
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.
Play a round of Water War, what's that you ask, tap this challenge then tap GO >
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
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
Hold a door open for a stranger not participating in the questival, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Hold a formal hula hoop Contest with stranger not participating in the Questival.
Get two pool noodles and go head to head with a teammate in the state sport of Maryland.
Document the largest spider you can find. Not from a store or cage/terrarium.
Write a note with 10 things you love about D.C./Arlington and leave it for someone else to find.
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.
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Dance on the ceiling, I don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
COMPLETE BOTH COTOPAXI CHECKPOINT CHALLENGES - Submit team photo with both passport stamps visible.
Play a pop song on a kazoo/harmonica. Tag the song in your caption.
Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Gateway Park West Side, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. The Questival app closes at 7:00pm plan time for the challenge.
Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you origamized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
Join forces with another team and choreograph a 15 second fight scene (fake fight scene, think action movie). Two totems required.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Take team photos at The White House, Capitol, Jefferson Monument and Washington Monument. Post a collage.
Find and take a team photograph with this building during daylight hours. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
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)
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on the National Mall during daylight hours.
Get 15 high fives in 15 seconds from 15 different people not participating in the questival.
Walk like a flock of seagulls across a very public place. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
Visit the Zero Milestone and take a video explaining its significance to D.C.
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 (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
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.
Trade a piece of clothing with a stranger that is not participating in the Questival. FOR KEEPS!
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.)
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** 15 second video. Reenact a scene from National Treasure or Night at the Museum, the more accurate the better.
Find and photograph a Maine license plate. The real thing not a photo or any other facsimile.
As a team sing the state song of Virginia. "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia". Sing it loud sing it proud.
Lay face down motionless in a public area for 60 seconds or until a stranger comes to check on you. Timelapse. ((Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in also don't forget your totem)
Find and take a team photograph with this piece of art during daylight hours. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Take a 15 second video outside of your favorite Smithsonian Museum and tell why it's your favorite.
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator or in an elevator
Do your best parkour moves at a local park. Loudly state the word "Parkour" while performing these daring moves.
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Take a photo of Darth Vader that is located on the outside of the National Cathedral.
Craft a canoe out of cardboard and float a teammate in it. Must float for 5 seconds minimum and teammate must stay dry.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
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.
Challenge another team to a 20 foot cartwheel race. Two totems required in submission.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-2pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at (Meridian Hill Park), complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. Plan time to complete the challenge, the checkpoint closes at 2:00pm exactly.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Cool off in a natural waterfall (in = completely under getting wet).
Take a photo or video with the state cat of Maryland. A real live one.
Collect 50 pieces of trash along a hiking trail and recycle what you can. #dogood
Walk (or run) a mile in your teammate's shoes. (That's right, everyone switch shoes. Go.) Timelapse video.
Film a video out in the wilderness illustrating how to find a clean and safe natural water source for drinking.
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)
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
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.
Personally thank a current/former professor/teacher/coach for the impact they have had on your life. Phone, facetime or skype.
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.
Filter water from a natural source and drink it. Water must be properly filtered and no a kitchen filter does not filter properly.
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Maryland state motto means to you.
Do a flip into a pond, river or lake.
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. Don't forget your totem.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Face swap with a stranger not participating in the Questival post a video of the results.
Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing Bicycle Race by Queen together whilst doing so.
Post a photo from Questival to your blog and put the url in the caption. (Screenshot).
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Find and photograph the state/territory quarters for D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
Whittle yourself a spoon and eat some soup with it.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
Eat a real worm, not a gummy. #doubledareyou
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
Tandem cartwheel with a teammate for at least one full rotation. (need a lesson? tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
Make your own grape juice by grape stomping, and then drink it. #sweetberrywine
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
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
Get 50 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Eat an entire mouthful of French's yellow mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Eat a beetle #doubledareyou.
Create a fictional sports team for Virginia and film a 15 second promo video for this new sports team.
Perform a blind taste test with a cornstarch packing peanut and a puffy cheeto.
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
Make a smoothie using at least 5 different fruits and vegetables.
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Make then eat a dish entirely out of condiments
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge (For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.)
Create a budget meal you could make for under 3 dollars. Must include at least 3 ingredients
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 12th thing on the menu.
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.
Take a team photo in front of the Godey Lime Kilns plaque.
Give a stranger not participating in the questivala compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Give one of your team members a performance review in a real boardroom.
Leave a book at a little free library/tiny library (not a public or city library). Take a video explaining your addition. #readingisFUNdamental
Cross the border with another state. Take a video at the border doing your best Michael Jackson dance moves. #beatit
Take a possessed team photo at The Exorcist Stairs.
Take a creative team picture with the the flag of D.C.
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)
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Go to a busy part of M St in Georgetown, put on your headphones and karaoke your heart out to your favorite song, the whole song, BE LOUD. (aka "Headphone Karaoke")
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the stage)
Arm wrestle a stranger not participating in questival, while armwrestling another stranger lefty, that's right double armwrestling.
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
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)
Donate to the IRC by clicking on this link, then submit a screenshot of your donation to complete the challenge
Play a round of Giant "Beer" Pong, Giant Connect Four or Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
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.
Find and photograph the three chalk llamas hidden on the sky bridge at Gateway Park. Post a collage.
Take a team photo with the Washington monument in the background from the sky bridge at Gateway Park.
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.
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.