The photos on this post are via Siok Siok Tan’s photo book, Citybook

What defines the place we live? Is it possible to ever make it our own?

Is the city more interesting through the eyes of an insider, or from the view of one merely passing through?

Trying to assess the place we live — why we live here, wherever “here” may be, despite its problems — we’re constantly reminded of the importance of perspective. Which is why we’re calling this photo contest: we want to see how you see your city, whether that be Beijing/Shanghai, or anywhere else in China.

Submit up to three photos — individually or as a series — before June 30 July 2 to participate. China-based pictures only, please.

You can post your photos on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #RadiiPhoto, or email editor@radiichina.com.

All winners (see below) will see their pictures published on this website.

Prizes

The Grand Prize winner will get a chance to meet award-winning photographer Chen Man — the “Annie Leibovitz of China,” who has shot celebrities from Rihanna to Victoria Beckham to Benedict Cumberbatch, and just about every A-list Chinese star — in her studio in either Beijing or Shanghai. Also, 800 RMB.

First Prize is an Olloclip Core Lens and Pivot Grip, plus a one-on-one mobile photography workshop with Singaporean photographer and documentary filmmaker Siok Siok Tan.

Five Second Prize winners will receive an autographed copy of Tan’s most recent photo book, Citybook, from which the pictures on this post are taken.