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The Academy of Canadians in Sports & Entertainment – Los Angeles is accepting submissions for the first Golden Maple Awards, which promote and honor Canadian TV talent and athletes in the U.S.

Submission period is March 8-31, with a committee to review the contenders and announce nominees April 28. Voting closes June 23, with awards to be presented on Canada Day, July 1, at a location to be announced.

Categories include best Canadian actor, actress and newcomer, in a TV series broadcast in the U.S. The org has timed the awards to boost Canadian talent visibility during Emmy season.

The Golden Maple committee will release a list of honorees separately. Members of ACISE-LA will vote on the final ballot.

Submissions can be sent by the U.S. network, talent rep, publicist or self to ACISE-LA headquarters in Los Angeles.