The contest was inspired by the commencement of the National Twelfth Five-Year Plan, making it a crucial year for Chengdu to become a world-class garden city.
What is the best of Chengdu in your eyes? It could be a scenery, a moment or a depiction of change, as suggested by the organisers.
Representatives from the National People's Congress took part in one of the outdoor photo shoot events organised by Chengdu Daily.
Winning entries would be published on the Chengdu Daily and Chengdu's Tencent QQ site. The entries will also be categorised according to themes and winners for each theme will receive RMB1,000 and other prizes which have not been announced.
Here are some selects.