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Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
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)
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly 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
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)
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
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.
Find a Razor scooter, and shoot a 15 second demo video trying to get sponsored.
Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
Film a 15 second review of your questival experience. Include pros and cons."
Make your own grape juice by grape stomping, and then drink it. #sweetberrywine
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.)
Take a photo in front of the Xanadu estate from Orson Wells’ Citizen Kane.
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
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.
Do a 'track' stand for 8 full seconds on a bike or razor scooter. No balance assistance allowed.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you organized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
Pick up 100 pieces of trash at a local San Diego PARK, recycle what you can and put the rest in the trash. It's national clean up day!
Craft a canoe out of cardboard and float a teammate in it. Must float for 5 seconds minimum and teammate must stay dry.
Craft a canoe out of cardboard and float a teammate in it. Must float for 5 seconds minimum and teammate must stay dry.
Do a flip into a pond, river or lake.
Pick up 100 pieces of trash at a local San Diego BEACH, recycle what you can and put the rest in the trash. It's national clean up day!
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
COMPLETE BOTH COTOPAXI CHECKPOINT CHALLENGES - Submit team photo with both passport stamps visible.
Get 15 high fives in 15 seconds from 15 different people not participating in the questival.
Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-6pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Mission Bay Park, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. Plan accordingly the challenge takes some time to complete.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** - Recreate a scene from "Anchorman". The more authentic, the better. Best 15 second mini-movie wins. (keep it PG)
Play a pop song on a kazoo/harmonica. Tag the song in your caption.
Take a team photo in front of iconic suburban shrubs cut out as animals. DO NOT TOUCH THE SHRUBS
Leave a book at a little free library/tiny library (not a public or city library). Take a video explaining your addition. #readingisFUNdamental
Find one of San Diego's few remaining wooden pedestrian suspension bridges and take a team photo on it.
Play a round of Water War, what's that you ask, tap this challenge then tap GO >
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Take a team photo from the highest vantage point you can access for FREE. The higher the better. NO DRONES.
Get 50 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
Tandem cartwheel with a teammate for at least one full rotation. (need a lesson? tap this challenge then tap GO >)
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.
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. Don't forget your totem.
Challenge another team to a 20 foot cartwheel race. Two totems required in submission.
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.
Take a creative team photo outside of your favorite Balboa Park museum. Come back another day for a proper visit (San Diego resident free day info tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Hold a formal hula hoop Contest with stranger not participating in the Questival.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Create a 15 second Rube Goldberg machine.
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.
Very politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
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)
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)
Make a 15 second commercial for the City of San Diego
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Mail a potato to a friend using the US Postal Service. Yes a potato and no box is needed.
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
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)
During daylight hours one teammate must casually walk into the Pacific Ocean, fully-clothed as if this is a normal everyday activity. Walk at a steady pace. Don't run.
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.
Write a six-word story about Cotopaxi.
Jump into a natural (not a pool) body of water with your clothes on. Bring a towel!
Write a note with 10 things you love about San Diego and leave it for someone else to find.
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 >
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of California
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-1pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Sunset Park in Coronado, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 1 stamp. Plan extra time, checkpoint closes at 1:00pm exactly.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
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 California. Sing it loud sing it proud.
Take a video of The Flower Fields in Carlsbad. #flowerpower
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.
Visit Elfin Forest. Take a photo of the entrance sign.
Partake of the state vegetable with no hands.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion together whilst doing so.
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
Make then eat a dish entirely out of condiments
Dance on the ceiling, I don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
Get llama nail art.
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.
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.
Walk (or run) a mile in your teammate's shoes. (That's right, everyone switch shoes. Go.) Timelapse video.
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Recreate a famous piece of art using a medium of your choice. Sorry posing as a sculpture does not count.
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette. Make sure to clean up the mess, no littering.
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
Whittle yourself a spoon and eat some soup with it.
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Eat an entire mouthful of French's yellow mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
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.
Visit your favorite Karaoke bar/restaurant spot and sing a song by Blink-182. Preferably one from a Tom Delonge album
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
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.
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 do a 15 second 'Backpack Kid' dance in a busy area of the Gaslamp District. Have a stranger film.
Go to a busy part of the Gaslamp District put on your headphones and karaoke your heart out to your favorite song, the whole song, BE LOUD. (aka "Headphone Karaoke")
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet
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.
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Eat a fish taco without using your hands.
Go tandem longboarding while singing "Don't Go Breaking My Heart".
Take a photo of a horse on a carousel.
Walk across the street as if you were Bernie from Weekend at Bernie's (using a cross walk).
Take a 15 second video and tell what the California state motto means to you.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the stage)
Tell us something you learned from the 7:15pm app explanation (it happens from the stage).
Hug an arecaceae, make it feel loved.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include "San Diego 2017".
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Find and photograph a California State Quarter.
Play a round of 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.
Eat something from one of the check-in party food vendors and take a quick pic.
Donate to the IRC by clicking on this link. Take a screenshot of your donation to an IRC rep at the onsite Cotopaxi Store. They'll give you a piece of fabric to write a "Message of Hope" to a refugee.
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)
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at having parked legally and lawfully or take public transport.
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.