There is some confusion over whether Falmouth will now have two official flags following the judging of an art competition.

For the past month members of the public have been looking at the 180 entries in the Falmouth Flag Competition – to design a flag for the town – and whittling them down to a shortlist of ten.

A panel of judges, which is likely to be made up on town mayor Mike Varney, a representative from one of the town’s design agencies and art gallery curator Brian Stewart, will now select the best design from a student and an overall winner, which will be made into a flag.

The competition has been run jointly between the town council and town manager David Pollard, who is offering the prize money.

However, at Monday’s town council meeting, councillor Geoffrey Evans said the town already had an official flag.

Town clerk Mark Williams said this was not something he was aware of, but he would look in the council’s archive.

Councillor Keven Ayres believed that if the council was supporting the competition it should recognise the winning flag design.

It was agreed that it could be recognised alongside any existing flag and the town’s coat of arms.

Members agreed in principle to funding the creation of a flag with the winning design, subject to estimates over cost that Mr Pollard would bring to the council at a later date.