Summer Games Events 2019
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60Egg DropMake a contraption (under 12" in every direction) to protect an egg from a long fall. Test it by dropping the structure (and egg) from a second-story window.75photo or up to 15 seconds of video2:30-3:30 Saturday the 24th at the Benton Center (or wherever/whenever you want)
6Pet PersonalsTake a selfie with an adoptable animal at Heartland Humane Society. Post your pic along with an 'online dating profile' to help them get adopted!30photoHeartland Humane Society398 SW Twin Oaks Cir, Corvallis, OR
21The Benton CenterThe LBCC Benton Center is getting an upgrade! Simulate the short distance between the iconic old building and the new one by two or more team members three-legged racing. And be sure to record your time. 50photo or up to 15 seconds of videoJeff Davis757 NW Polk Ave. in Corvallis
23The Opening CeremonyBring a picnic lunch to Central Park on August 17th at 12:00. Come ready to do an event or two.30photo or up to 30 seconds of videoAugust 17th at 12pm - Central Park in Corvallis
105Open StreetsCome spend an hour our booth at Open Streets on August 18th. Chat with a stranger for a minute, then write a 60 second autobiography. We'll be at Lilly Park (SE Bethel & SE Lilly) from 12:00-4:00.200photoOpen StreetsAugust 18th from 12:00ish-4:00ish Lilly Park at SE Bethel & SE Lilly in Corvallis
100A Summer Games Digital StorySend one person from your team to the Resilience Project Community Workshop on August 24th from 10:00-2:00 to make a digital story about a Summer Games experience. Email for more info and to reserve a spot. 250up to 3 minutes of videoAugust 24 from 10:00-2:00 at the Benton Center (757 NW Polk Ave. in Corvallis)
102The Closing CeremonyPack a lunch and meet at the fountain on 1st Street on Sunday, August 25th, at noon. Bring something (anything!) to trade with another team.150photoAugust 25th at 12pm - Downtown Fountain in Corvallis
0.5Team PictureAssemble and post a team picture before the Games begin for bonus points!50photobefore August 17th at 6pm
113High Fives at Open StreetsRide the Open Streets bicycle left turn lane! During Open Streets on August 18, travel by bike through the painted lane, going from SE Bethel to SE Thompson (or vice versa), give at least 2 high fives and capture it by photo or video. Bonus points for those who post to Facebook/Twitter/Instagram with the tag #openstreetscorvallis2019100photo or up to 15 seconds of videoActive Transportation ProgramOpen Streets - August 18th from 12:00-4:00 SE Bethel and SE Thompson in Corvallis
110Games with FriendsSet up a game along the riverfront park and play a few rounds with strangers.50photoRiverfront Park in Corvallis
1Talk to StrangersIntroduce yourself to a stranger and ask them to be in a selfie with you.10photo
2Instant MakeoverApply makeup while jumping on a trampoline.15photo or up to 10 seconds of video
3Flip-o-RamaCreate a flip-book animation using the corner of a book.20up to 15 seconds of video
4Good Luck With ThatMake a wearable good-luck charm (no animal feet allowed!) and give it to a stranger.20photo
5Halloween in AugustShow us your best watermelon jack-o-lantern!20photo
7That's So CorvallisPost a picture (without a caption) of something it takes a Corvallis local to know about.20photo
8The Rainbow ConnectionMake a rainbow from everyday objects. They can all be the same item (like book spines) or a collection of random things.20photo
9A Man For All SeasonsPersonify the title of your favorite movie.25photo
10Always Read the PlaqueKeep an eye out for a plaque that you haven't read before. Make a rubbing of it (don't damage the plaque). Post a photo of your rubbing along with the location of the original plaque.40photo
11And The Winner Is ...Make a unique trophy and award it to someone. Post the video of the award ceremony, including your presentation speech. 30up to 30 seconds of video
12Freddie'sGo to Fred Meyer and put together the perfect 4 items for a Fred Meyer receipt. You do not need to purchase the items - just post a picture of them in your cart.25photo
13PoemingMake a dozen copies of a poem you love. Give them out to strangers. Post your poem.25photo
14ShouldaGive us 10 well thought out items for Summer Games 2020. Post a photo of your list.25photo
15The ChickenAnswer that age-old question, "Why did the chicken cross the road?"25photo or up to 15 seconds of viceo
16CanningExperiment with pickling or jam-making. Post a picture of a teanmmate tasting your delicacy.30photoRenaissance Roofing Inc.
17DisguisedMake a disguise for yourself, a friend, a pet, or an object. See if you can fool anyone with it.30photo
18Flower DeliveryHand a bouquet of flowers to a person entering/leaving a house of worship that is not your religion, and introduce yourself. 30photoRenaissance Roofing Inc.
19GhostsWrite a ten-word ghost story and bring it to life.30photo or up to 15 seconds of video
20H2OWork underwater. Fill up a large bowl, vase, or old fish tank with water and create something inside of it.30photo or up to 15 seconds of video
22Hope FloatsCreate something that floats on water. (It doesn't have to be a boat.) Document it in action.30up to a 15 second video
24ManicurePaint someone's fingernails with a unique design.30photo
25Find A GraveHelp connect people to their history by posting a gravestone picture on the Find A Grave website from a cemetery in Corvallis. See the sponsored events list for full info!100photoPenny York
26Sci-FiWrite a ten-word science fiction story and bring it to life.30photo or up to15 seconds of video
27ShadowsMake an object that casts a shadow. Post only the shadow and ask your friends to identify the object.30photo
28Cup of Sugar?Borrow and return something from your neighbor.25photo
29The Icing on the CakeOn a cake, write something in icing that you've always wanted to tell someone, and deliver it to them.30photo
30HamstersWhat is the best animal to make the size of a hamster? Prove it.35photo or up to 15 second video
31Summer Games PRCreate a Summer Games ad (still photo or video) that nobody can resist. 150photo or up to 30 second video
32We Get LettersEveryone on your team - write a letter to someone who’d love to get mail from you. Post a picture of your letters.35photo
33You RockHand paint at least ten small rocks with kind messages and leave them in spots where people might need to see them. Post a picture of one of your rocks doing its job.50photo
34The More You KnowCome up with a slogan to bring awareness to a neglected area in the community. Put it on a cool sign and display it. in your already-better-cared-for spot.50photo
35We're With the BandGo to see a local band play in the community. Take a picture a the show (double your points if you get someone from the band to pose with you).25photo
36Fly a KiteMake a homemade kite with a child and take a picture of your kite in flight.40photo or up to 15 seconds of video
37MuralDesign a mural for a Corvallis wall/building that can use some love. Post a drawing of your design. Email your drawing to the Corvallis Mural Project.40photo
38RecessOrganize a group to play a game you loved from elementary school recess (Kickball? Wallball? Jumprope?).40photo
39Who Are YouPersonify or embody your team name. Everyone on your team must be part of the picture.40photo
40Think BigCreate a large version of something that would normally be much smaller.40photo
41WelcomeCreate a hand drawn map of your Corvallis and give it to someone staying at a local hotel/motel. Post a photo of the recipient showing the map.40photo
42Building BridgesCreate a bridge. Connect two things in a creative way.45photo or up to 15 seconds of video
43Chime InMake wind chimes out of your choice of materials. Take video of them in action.45up to 15 seconds of video
44Finding BalanceCreate something at least 12 inches tall that's perfectly balanced on a small point, and document it coming apart when it becomes off-balance.45up to 15 seconds of video
45Freeze FramePost a picture from a superhero dance party.45photo
46Mad LibCreate a Corvallis Mad-Lib and have someone else fill it in. Act out or illustrate the result.45photo or up to 30 seconds of video
47Newbery Start with an illustrated page from a children's book. Your picture should include the original and your reenactment of that illustration in three dimensions.45photo
48Paper DollsMake a repeating image by folding paper and cutting out the shape of an object or an abstract pattern. Record yourself demonstrating your technique along with the result.45up to 30 seconds of video
49Psychic Greeting CardOn the same day, you and a friend in another part of the world will try to buy each other the same greeting card. Take a picture of the card you send and the card you receive. 45photo
5052 PickupUse a deck of cards to make something, or design an original deck of cards.50photo or up to 15 seconds of video
51A Full DeckWhat's the card game you've always wanted to learn how to play? Canasta? Bridge? 7 Card Stud? Get someone to teach you. Double your points if that person is 65+. Post a picture of you and your tutor in action.50photoDial-a-Bus
52Balloon MazeCreate a balloon maze of at least 10 yards. The balloon can only be touched by moving air, and cannot land on any surface. Record in timelapse.50up to 15 seconds of video
53Bron-Y-Aur StompWrite a short love song about a pet (yours or someone else's). Perform it for friends or in public.50up to 30 seconds of video
54CamouflageCreate an outfit that allows you to blend into one of the murals downtown.100photo
55Over the EdgeExtend an existing photograph or painting beyond its current edges, using any medium.50photo
56The Winter GamesThere's something you love to do outdoors in the winter. Do it now.50photo or up to 30 seconds of video
57You Say It's Your BirthdayCreate a new birthday song or tradition, then try it out on someone's actual birthday (during the nine days of the Summer Games).50photo or up to 15 seconds of video
58Busy WorldIn our busy world, people sometimes forget to slow down and see the beauty around them. Using time lapse, record a teammate performing a task extremely slowly while everyone around them carries on at normal speed. 75up to 15 seconds of video
59Collect YourselfFind someone who collects something, and interview them about their collection. Post a video including you asking a question, their answer, and a clear shot of their collection.55up to 30 second video
61Good WordsWho in Corvallis is doing a great job without a lot of gratitude? Write a letter of appreciation about that person and submit it to the GT or the Advocate. Post a photo of your letter.55photo
62HolidayDeclare today to be a new holiday and create a decoration, food item, and card to go along with it. Bonus - get a few friends to celebrate it with you.70photo or up to 15 seconds of video
63Knock KnockIn your neighborhood, knock on doors until you have conversations with 10 of your neighbors. During your conversations, find out how they ended up in your town. Record a recap of what you find out.75up to 30 second video
64Mad MenWrite an advertising jingle for Corvallis, along with a commercial to go with it.55up to 30 seconds of video
65The Sixth BeatleMeet a new person around town (nobody on your team can know them) and make them an unofficial member of your team. Take a picture of your new teammate helping with an event.55photo
66You're GroundedTell your parents about something you did as a child that they still don't know about. Capture their reaction.55up to 30 second video
67Candyland?Work with a child to create a simple board game, and make a video explaining how it is played.60up to 30 seconds of video
68Come On DownFilm the pilot of an Oregon-themed game show.60up to 30 seconds of video
69Dewey DecimalThe Dewey Decimal system separates fact from fiction, politics from science fiction. Be a matchmaker and take a photo of the spines of at least 6 books, the title of which create a great oxymoranic sentence or phrase. If you do this in the library or a bookstore, please put the books back where they belong!. 60photo
70Get on the BusDownload the Corvallis Bus app. Go to your nearest bus stop, get on the bus (it's fareless!), and ride until you're back to where you started. Post a selfie of you on the bus.60photoCorvallis Transit System
71GlobieFlip through an almanac or spin a globe and put your finger on a random location. Research the place and make something (food/art/?) inspired by it.60photo
72MobileMake a functioning mobile. It can be tiny or gigantic, in a public place (with permission!) or in a private room. Show it in action.60up to 15 seconds of video
73Special DeliveryMake an epic delivery of baked goods to a group of public service folks.60photo
74Toy StoryWhat do toys do while you're sleeping?
Share some secret footage.
60photo or up to 30 seconds of video
75UniformsCreate a uniform for a job that normally doesn't have one. Post a photo of someone modeling it.60photo
76FlagWatch Roman Mars' TED talk about good (and bad) flag design. Using his principles, design a flag for Corvallis. Post a photo of your actual-size prototype.65photo
77Master of PuppetsEach team member should make a puppet (out of a sock, a paper bag, cardboard and a popsicle stick...). The team should then create a performance using all 5 puppets (and more?).65up to 30 seconds of video
78MonumentalMake a monument to an important person, event, pet, or place in your life. Included in your photo should be the monument and the plaque you would install next to it. 75photo
79MultitaskingSometimes it seems like your boss/mom/dad/teacher expects you to be in more than one place at one time. Using the panoramic feature on a camera, insert yourself into the picture at least 3 times in different positions/wardrobes as you multitask. No Photoshop! (Hint: You have to run around the person taking the picture each time they pass you in the frame.)70photo
80Rube GoldbergCreate a Rube Goldberg machine to automate a self-care process (Need inspiration? Watch the opening sequence of Pee Wee's Big Adventure). Share video of your machine in action.75up to 30 second video
81Street ConcertYour team forms a quintet (get creative with instruments) and performs one song at a park.70up to 30 second video
82Team MascotOn day 1 of the Summer Games, choose a mascot for your team. For the rest of the Games, take pictures of your mascot helping your team with as many events as possible. Compile those images into a short video describing your mascot's experiences.70up to 30 seconds of video
83The Corvallis ShowInterview the oldest person you can find... or interview a kid. The interview needs to take place on your new talk show. Give us a clip.75up to 30 second videoDial-a-Bus
84The Real Housewives of Corvallis?Film a 30 second pilot for a new Corvallis reality TV show.70up to 30 second video
85What's Cooking?Ask someone who immigrated to the United States to give you a recipe for something from their country of origin that you have never tasted. Prepare the food and take it back to them for a taste-test. Post a photo of you and your cooking mentor with the dish you prepared.100photoRenaissance Roofing Inc.
863 Ingredient ChallengeChoose 3 words at random. Use those words to create a story for a short film (you don't need to actually make the film). Share a preview of the film, complete with dramatic narration.75up to 30 seconds of video
87Love IsWrite a ten-word love story, and bring it to life.30up to 30 seconds of video
88DIY Booth LoveVisit another team’s stand/booth (see event #97). Use social media to help them attract more customers.75photo
89Follower?Be a guest on a local YouTube channel or podcast.80up to 30 second video
90Life SizeMake a lifesize representation, in any medium, of a large animal (species selected by the youngest member of your team).80photo
91Mini-Miniature GolfMake a unique miniature golf hole in your home or outside and get some friends to try it out. 90up to 15 seconds of video
92Pinata Party!Make a pinata, fill it with something awesome, and invite your neighbors over for a pinata party.90photo
93Shoulda CouldaComplete one of the more challenging items on your Shoulda list.90photo or up to 30 second video