RHYL is set to get a little more fab-u-lous this year.

Entries are open now for budding Drag stars to strut their stuff at North Wales’ first ever Drag Off at the Late Lounge in September.

Organised by Prestatyn special effects company the Garden Den, the Welsh Drag Off will see 20 successful entrants from across the UK compete to win over the audience with their act.

Danielle Johnson, who conceived the idea, said: “I’m a make-up artist an I’ve always been fascinated by drag – it’s a firm favorite of mine - the work that they put in is incredible and they really deserve recognition.

“The Garden is also looking to branch out into the wider community with our events, and Drag is one of the fastest growing communities not just in North Wales in place like Rhyl, but all over the world, so we thought it was a natural progression for us to work with the community to bring it into the limelight.”

Before the September 28 live final, a panel of judges – who are to be confirmed – will assess the successful entrants across six weeks of weekly challenges and tasks from August 4.

As well as points for costume and design, contestants will compete in a format similar to BBC’s The Apprentice to sell a Drag related product to judges and celebrity impersonations as well as creating a public service announcement for a mock political campaign.

The bottom two entrants will compete in a mini Drag Off, before heading to the final where the audience will rate each performer based on a five to 10 minute sketch.

Mrs Johnson: “This a first for North Wales, and as far as I can see from my research, this may be the first in Wales.”

Entries are for performers over 18 only and should be sent as a video file or YouTube link to the Garden Den via info@gardenden.co.uk.