- Stage 1 - opens March 27th @ 10:00 AM GMT

- Hardware Design
- Put your own spin on Phone (2a)'s iconic smartphone hardware. The winner will be given the opportunity to collaborate with Nothing's London industrial design team to bring their idea to life. Submissions for this stage will open to all on 26 March 2024
- Once submissions open, users can upload images, videos and other supporting media that best showcase their corresponding idea. When each stage opens, Nothing will share a brief detailing all the rules, guidelines and helpful tips to help make a successful entry.
- When the entry period has closed, voting will begin. The community then has the chance to show support for their favourite entries. All valid submissions will be judged by an internal Nothing panel made of experts across each corresponding field and a winner will be selected at each stage.

The four category winners will be hosted by the Nothing Team in London to launch Phone (2a) Community Edition, showcasing all winning ideas together in one device. The October event will mark the official launch of the product before it goes on sale for real. The winner of the Hardware Design stage will also have their creation showcased on the designboom website and social media channels.