Create a 15 second Rube Goldberg machine.
Get at least 15 high fives in 15 seconds from people not participating in the questival.
Play a round of Water War, what's that you ask, tap this challenge then tap GO >
Partake of the state dish of Chili Con Carne with no hands. #chiliconcarnival
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 >
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Eat a dish made entirely out of condiments.
Play a pop song on a kazoo tag the song in your caption.
Convince a non-Questival participant to paint their face with the logo of your favorite sports franchise.
Make a smoothie using at least 5 different fruits and vegetables.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunset Saturday is at 5:27pm)
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 a peaceful outdoors space, sit down and take 5 minutes to relax in silence and enjoy the moment. (Timelapse, don't forget your totem)
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
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.
Respectfully introduce us to your favorite spot in Zilker Park. Do it like a real traveling show (i.e. Rick Steves/Anthony Bourdain/etc.)
Cotopaxi Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Come to the Moonlight Tower (Zilker Park) and join us for a quick brain-teaser.
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 non-Questival participant to a jump rope competition in a public space. Provide the jump ropes and offer a prize if they win. #goodsportsmanship
Arm wrestle a stranger, while armwrestling another stranger lefty. That's right; double armwrestling.
Walk (or run) a mile in your teammate's shoes. (That's right, everyone switch shoes. Go.) Timelapse video.
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.
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.
Tandem cartwheel with a teammate for at least one full rotation. (need a lesson? tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Create a budget meal you could make for under 3 dollars. Must include at least 3 ingredients.
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
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.
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).
Collect 50 pieces of trash along a hiking trail and recycle what you can. #dogood
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
Hike around the Barton Creek Greenbelt and capture a team selfie during your favorite part of the experience.
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.
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator.
Make your own grape juice by grape stomping, and then drink it. #sweetberrywine
Perform another random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
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
Politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
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.
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. (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.
Find and take a picture of the "Bottle House" but don't be a nuisance.
Take a load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your elbows.
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Walk like a flock of chickens across a very public place. Get clucking!
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Make a 15 second commercial for the the City of Austin.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite movie with brief explanation why.
Get 100 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
Get 50 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet.
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)
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Do a 'track' stand for 10 seconds on a bike. No balance assistance allowed.
Mail a sweet potato to a friend using the US Postal Service. Yes a potato and no box is needed.
Eat a real worm, not a gummy. #doubledareyou
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 a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing "Bicycle Race" by Queen together whilst doing so.
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Personally thank a current/former professor/teacher/coach for the impact they have had on your life. Phone, facetime or skype.
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
Hold a staring contest with stranger while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat. Don't forget your totem.
Take a photo or video with a wild 'Texas bluebonnet'
film a video illustrating how to find a clean natural water source.
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation hoop (if you're short get creative).
Perform your best belly flop at a public pool. Get everyone's attention first. Really go for it!
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.
Do a humans of New York style post about someone you meet during the 24 hours of Questival.
Give a team-member a mohawk. Do it right, buzz everything but the spine. fohawks could be grounds for disqualification.
Write a note with 10 things you love about Texas and leave it for someone else to find.
Find an awesome stranger who you think would be down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Texas state motto means to you.
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.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
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. :)
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.
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)
Walk two lengths of a slackline without falling off. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Find a Razor scooter, and shoot a 15 second demo video trying to get sponsored. #radicaldude
Do your best gymnastics trick on a trampoline. The rest of your team needs to hold up judging point cards.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Find and photograph a Texas State Quarter.
While acting like a civilized adult and friend-of-the-animals (don't be a buffoon), take a photo with a peacock or peahen at Mayfield Park.
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.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire.
Share a campsite with another team. Two totems required in the submission.
While camping in the wilderness make a homemade "ghillie suit" and attempt to sneak close to an animal in nature….OR a teammate and scare the stuffing out of them.
Take a video of a team member drinking High Brew in motion via paddle, surf, swim, hike, bike, etc.
While camping in the wilderness make s'mores over a campfire add an extra ingredient and share your recipe in the caption.
While camping share a meal with another team over a campfire. Two totems required in the submission.
While camping in the wilderness come up with a SUPER clever way of roasting one of your marshmallows for your s'more.
Take the stairs to the top of Covert Park at Mount Bonnell take a team photo.
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 sing a pop song around your campfire.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
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.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
As a team do your best batman impression at Congress Avenue Bridge, it may not be bat season so we'll become the bats.
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge. For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.
Film a video illustrating how to sharpen a pocket knife correctly.
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Eat two crickets #doubledareyou.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth.
Dance on the ceiling, we don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
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.
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
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 draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
Get llama nail art.
Visit a town with a population below 500. Take a picture by the population sign. No sign, no points.
As a team sing the state song of Texas. Sing it loud sing it proud.
Find and take a team photograph with this statue. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Sing the Texas state song in front of the Texas State Capital building. #thestarsatnight
Take a picture with your favorite addition in Sparky Park.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Tell us a fun fact about the giant, beautiful photovoltaic Mueller Sunflowers... but make sure there's a Mueller Sunflower in the shot.
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Find a stranger who has the same birthday as you and provide proof.
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 8th 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.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Take a team photo with the Cotopaxi trailer as the background.
Eat something from one of the check-in party food vendors and take a quick pic.
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.**
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30ish. It will be announced from the stage.
Take part in the "Follow-the-Llama" Dance competition, get a photo/video of someone from your team participating. #goforthegold!
Play a quick game of Llama "Cornhole" 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.
Kammok Cornhole: 3 in the hole (4 tries) gets you a Kammok x Yeti tumbler... BUT everyone else gets Kammok decals/stickers.
Play a quick game of Giant "Beer" Pong at the Festival with another team.
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.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at Old Settlers Park having parked legally and lawfully or taken public transport.