AYER -- The town of Ayer is holding a competition for design of a town flag.

The winning design will be submitted to Town Meeting for approval as the official town flag and will be sent to hang in with the flags of the other cities and towns in the Hall of Flags in the State House in Boston.

The competition is open to anyone. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Sept. 6.

More information and submission forms are available at the Selectmen's Office, Ayer Library and on the Historical Commission web page.