Personally thank a current/former professor/teacher/coach for the impact they have had on your life. Phone, facetime or skype.
Challenge another questival team to a best of 5 penalty kick competition using a regulation goal two totems in the submission. #goallllllllll
Cotopaxi Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Come to the Moonlight Tower (Zilker Park) and join us for a quick brain-teaser.
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunset Saturday is at 5:27pm)
Walk (or run) a mile in your teammate's shoes. (That's right, everyone switch shoes. Go.) Timelapse video.
Do a hike of at least 1 mile of your choosing, tell us where you went and why you went there. Make an experience.
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. (don't forget your totem)
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
Make a smoothie using at least 5 different fruits and vegetables.
film a video illustrating how to find a clean natural water source.
Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal moment from your childhood. Dig deep.
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Convince a non-Questival participant to paint their face with the logo of your favorite sports franchise.
Do a wheelie on a bike for 5 seconds or longer.
Find a busy public place and recite some lyrics from The Riverboat Gamblers as thoughtfully as possible.
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.
Recreate your favorite Texas sports moment and tag the hero of your story on social media.
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 a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
Trade a piece of clothing with a stranger that is not participating in the Questival. FOR KEEPS!
Take a load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location.
Hold a staring contest with stranger while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
Take a picture with a current or former player from a professional Texas sports team. The actual person not a photo, statue or any other facsimile.
Perform your best belly flop at a public pool. Get everyone's attention first. Really go for it!
Challenge another team to a 100 meter swim race in an olympic size pool. Two totems required in the submission. (Timelapse)
Do a quick 200 meter swim in an olympic size pool. Congrats Swimmer Winner. Post a timelapse of your feat. (don't forget your totem)
Have a teammate hold their breath while completely submerged underwater for as long as they can. Submit timelapse footage and record the total time in the description. (don't forget your totem)
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation hoop (if you're short get creative).
Show us your best volleyball serve. On/with a regulation court, net and ball.
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
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.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Get at least 15 high fives in 15 seconds from people not participating in the questival.
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
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.
Go tandem longboarding while singing Unchained Melody.
Tandem cartwheel with a teammate for at least one full rotation. (need a lesson? tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Take a cooking class and learn to cook something new.
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
Go to a public place where music is playing (not the check-in festival) and challenge a stranger to a dance battle. Make it legit. Create non-monetary stakes. Loser pays up.
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.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of public transit.
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Find a stranger who has the same birthday as you and provide proof.
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
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
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.
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.
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")
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.
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.
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.
Share a campsite with another team. Two totems required in the submission.
Dance on the ceiling, we don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
Do a humans of New York style post about someone you meet during the 24 hours of Questival.
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.
Walk like a flock of chickens across a very public place. Get clucking!
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge. For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth.
Respectfully introduce us to your favorite spot in Zilker Park. Do it like a real traveling show (i.e. Rick Steves/Anthony Bourdain/etc.)
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Get 100 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
Create your most "Texas" outfit at a thrift store and try it on. #poppintags
Cotopaxi Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-2pm) - Come meet us at the lower level of Hope Outdoor Gallery on the benches and get the challenge details.
Get 50 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
Tell us of a toy invention you would like to create, make sure you do it outside of the coolest vintage toy shop around. #toyjoy
While camping share a meal with another team over a campfire. Two totems required in the submission.
Collect 50 pieces of trash along a hiking trail and recycle what you can. #dogood
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
Eat a real worm, not a gummy. #doubledareyou
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.
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire.
While camping in the wilderness make s'mores over a campfire add an extra ingredient and share your recipe in the caption.
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness come up with a SUPER clever way of roasting one of your marshmallows for your s'more.
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire.
Bake a cake, and put candles on it. Find a stranger and sing "Happy (insert the day, i.e. Saturday) To You" to them. Make sure they blow out the candles.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Take the stairs to the top of Covert Park at Mount Bonnell take a team photo.
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!
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
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.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat. Don't forget your totem.
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.
Between 9 and 10:30AM find the ultimate hang at Kammok (1401 E 7th St Austin, TX 78702). Come set up and sit in a hammock, then take it down and use it as an accessory in a team photo in front of our mural. Breakfast while supplies last. :)
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
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.
Film a video illustrating how to sharpen a pocket knife correctly.
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 make a commercial for a cologne/perfume based on the scent of campfire. Channel your inner Chanel™.
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Jump into a natural (not a pool) body of water with your clothes on. Bring a towel!
Cool off in a natural waterfall (in = completely under getting wet).
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)
Skip a rock at least 7 times on water.
Boulder a V0 problem outdoors.
Mail a sweet potato to a friend using the US Postal Service. Yes a potato and no box is needed.
Find and take a picture of the "Bottle House" but don't be a nuisance.
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.
Show us the best deal you can get on food with a coupon.
Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
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.
Eat a dish made entirely out of condiments.
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
Take a picture of an uncommon object underneath the sign of Uncommon Objects. If you choose to enter this eccentric shop, please be respectful and kind.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your elbows.
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
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
plan meals for a 3 day backpacking trip, film a video explaining what you would bring and share some backpacking food tricks and tips
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunrise Saturday is at 6:58 am)
Enjoy a High Brew while watching the sunrise. Capture your experience.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Take a video of a team member drinking High Brew in motion via paddle, surf, swim, hike, bike, etc.
Hold a formal hula hoop Contest with stranger
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.
Post a photo from Questival to your blog and put the url in the caption. (Screenshot).
Tell a weird 15 second true story about yourself outside of the Museum of the Weird. #confession #keepAustinweird
See how fast you can run the length of the 'Larry Monroe Forever' Mosaic bridge. Whilst running it yell aloud "Larry Monroe Forever!"
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.
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.
Do a 'track' stand for 10 seconds on a bike. No balance assistance allowed.
Howl at the moon as a team at midnight (Be quiet and respectful of your neighbors if you have sleeping neighbors nearby).
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Make your own grape juice by grape stomping, and then drink it. #sweetberrywine
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Take a picture with your favorite addition in Sparky Park.
Create a budget meal you could make for under 3 dollars. Must include at least 3 ingredients.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
Make a 15 second commercial for the the City of Austin.
As a team do your best batman impression at Congress Avenue Bridge, it may not be bat season so we'll become the bats.
Find and take a team photograph with this statue. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Bowl a strike at a bowling alley... then moonwalk backwards and yell "Questival!".
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.
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 8th thing on the menu.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30ish. It will be announced from the stage.
Find an awesome stranger who you think would be down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Perform another random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Give one of your team members a performance review in a real boardroom.
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator.
Sing the Texas state song in front of the Texas State Capital building. #thestarsatnight
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on or near UT campus.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
Write a note with 10 things you love about Texas and leave it for someone else to find.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
As a team sing the state song of Texas. Sing it loud sing it proud.
Eat two crickets #doubledareyou.
Arm wrestle a stranger, while armwrestling another stranger lefty. That's right; double armwrestling.
Eat a beetle #doubledareyou.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Texas state motto means to you.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite movie with brief explanation why.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Hurtle a full-size garbage can like an olympic track star. After you're finished, empty your pockets of any trash.
Kammok Cornhole: 3 in the hole (4 tries) gets you a Kammok x Yeti tumbler... BUT everyone else gets Kammok decals/stickers.
Eat something from one of the check-in party food vendors and take a quick pic.
Take part in the "Follow-the-Llama" Dance competition, get a photo/video of someone from your team participating. #goforthegold!
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.
Play a quick game of Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
Play a quick game of Giant "Beer" Pong at the Festival with another team.
Take a selfie or a team picture with Miguel the Llama. We will announced from the stage when Miguel arrives.
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.**
Take a team photo with the Cotopaxi trailer as the background.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at Old Settlers Park having parked legally and lawfully or taken public transport.