Personally thank a current/former professor/teacher/coach for the impact they have had on your life. Phone, facetime or skype.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Hold a formal hula hoop Contest with stranger
Respectfully introduce us to your favorite spot in Zilker Park. Do it like a real traveling show (i.e. Rick Steves/Anthony Bourdain/etc.)
Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
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.
Lay face down motionless in a public area for 60 seconds or until a stranger comes to check on you. Timelapse. Don't forget your totem.
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
Show us your best volleyball serve. On/with a regulation court, net and ball.
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.
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 >
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.
Hold a staring contest with stranger while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
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.
Cotopaxi Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Come to the Moonlight Tower (Zilker Park) and join us for a quick brain-teaser.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunset Saturday is at 5:27pm)
Find and take a team photograph with this statue. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Eat a dish made entirely out of condiments.
Donate a box of gently used clothing to a nonprofit serving those in need.
Dance on the ceiling, we don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette.
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.
Make a smoothie using at least 5 different fruits and vegetables.
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
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.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Mail a sweet potato to a friend using the US Postal Service. Yes a potato and no box is needed.
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.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite movie with brief explanation why.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
Get at least 15 high fives in 15 seconds from people not participating in the questival.
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
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
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
Sing the Texas state song in front of the Texas State Capital building. #thestarsatnight
Take a video of a team member drinking High Brew in motion via paddle, surf, swim, hike, bike, etc.
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Texas
Take a picture with a Texas Longhorn. Don't get hurt/trampled. Also, ask permission and be smart.
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 one of your team members a performance review in a real boardroom.
Recreate your favorite Texas sports moment and tag the hero of your story on social media.
During daylight hours do a touchdown celebration dance with the University of Texas football stadium (Darrell K Royal) in the background, yes the actual stadium.
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.
Fit entire team in a phone booth, a real enclosed booth like the kind superman would use or tardis.
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
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)
Take a load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location.
Get llama nail art.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator.
Write a note with 10 things you love about Texas and leave it for someone else to find.
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")
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
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.
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
Walk like a flock of chickens across a very public place. Get clucking!
Make a 15 second commercial for the the City of Austin.
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge. For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.
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.
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 8th thing on the menu.
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (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)
Find and photograph a Texas State Quarter.
Find a stranger who has the same birthday as you and provide proof.
Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Take a picture with your favorite addition in Sparky Park.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
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!
Find a stranger who has the exact same middle name as you and provide proof.
Arm wrestle a stranger, while armwrestling another stranger lefty. That's right; double armwrestling.
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.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth.
Go to this link (click link and tap GO>) and donate to the IRC. Write a "Message of Hope" to a refugee on some fabric and give it to a Cotopaxi staff member for a display later in the year.
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
Document the largest spider you can find. Not from a store or cage/terrarium.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
While camping share a meal with another team over a campfire. Two totems required in the submission.
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.
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire.
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 dowse a campfire.
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunrise Saturday is at 6:58 am)
While camping in the wilderness make a commercial for a cologne/perfume based on the scent of campfire. Channel your inner Chanel™.
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire.
Enjoy a High Brew while watching the sunrise. Capture your experience.
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire.
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire.
Howl at the moon as a team at midnight (Be quiet and respectful of your neighbors if you have sleeping neighbors nearby).
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.
Eat something from one of the check-in party food vendors and take a quick pic.
Find an awesome stranger who you think would be down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
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.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30ish. It will be announced from the stage.
Kammok Cornhole: 3 in the hole (4 tries) gets you a Kammok x Yeti tumbler... BUT everyone else gets Kammok decals/stickers.
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.
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.**
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at Old Settlers Park having parked legally and lawfully or taken public transport.