Nothing announced The Community Edition Project

Nothing recently announced The Community Edition Project, a first-of-its-kind co-creation initiative that invites community members to design, package, customise and launch a new variant of Phone (2a).

The Community Edition Project allows the London-based technology company to co-create, leveraging the talents of its most creative followers.

Nothing will collect entries for the design of the ultimate version of Phone (2a).  The company is looking at covering six months, four stages, and one phone – across this time frame.

Spanning hardware, wallpapers, packaging and marketing creatives, winners at each stage will have the chance to collaborate directly with the Nothing Team as they bring their creations to life.

The respective stages are as seen below.

Stage 1 – March: Hardware Design
Put your own spin on Phone (2a)’s iconic 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

Stage 2 – May: Wallpaper Design
Design a series of wallpapers to seamlessly integrate with the chosen hardware design. The winning collection will ship pre-installed on Phone (2a) Community Edition.

Stage 3 – June: Packaging Design
Think outside the box with the design of the packaging. This is the chance to craft a special unboxing experience that ties together the hardware and wallpaper design from stages 1 and 2.

Stage 4 – July: Marketing Campaign
Ideate and submit a creative proposal for the marketing of Phone (2a) Community Edition. With support from Nothing’s Brand & Creative team, members from the community will develop a visual identity and a bank of assets that will be used to promote the phone when it goes on sale.

The Nothing Community can take part in any category that best suits their skills.

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 event will mark the official launch of the product before it goes on sale.

Details on how to enter, new submission dates and full terms and conditions are available on