Voting has opened for this year's Logie awards and plenty of talent with links to Canberra is in contention.

The fields are wide open at the moment until final nominees are announced on March 31.

But public voting will ultimately determine who is on the short list and who gets the Silver Logies in the most popular categories and the Holy Grail, the Gold Logie, for the most popular personality on Australian television.

Former Canberra Girls Grammar student Samara Weaving is in the running for Most Popular Actress for her role in Home and Away.

The field for Most Popular Actor is crowded with former Canberrans.

Among those with more than a good chance is former Kambah resident and St Edmund's College old boy Matt Le Nevez who sent many an Offspring fan into meltdown when his character, the doomed Dr Patrick Reid, was killed off.

Former Hawker College student Rhys Muldoon is in the running for his role in House Husbands and ex-Marist College student Patrick Brammall could get a nomination for his work in both Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story and Upper Middle Bogan. An interesting double act.

Former Weston Creek resident Matthew Evans is a contender in the Most Popular Presenter category for his series about food and life in Tasmania, Gourmet Farmer, which is also recognised in Most Popular Lifestyle Program. Evans is a former Stirling College student who was a chef at The Republic restaurant in the mid-1990s.

Timomatic, ex Narrabundah College, has been recognised in the Most Popular New Talent category for his judging role on Australia's Got Talent. Also in contention for Most Popular New Talent is Paul West, who we will claim because his series River Cottage Australia is filmed at Central Tilba on the South Coast. It's been a big year for West, with the cooking series also a possibility for Most Popular Lifestyle Program.

And Annabel Crabb is a possibility for Most Popular Presenter for Kitchen Confidential, which is also a contender in the Most Popular Light Entertainment Program, the show revealing another side to our federal politicians.

The 56th Logie Awards will be presented in Melbourne on April 27. Vote for your favourite at www.tvweeklogieawards.com.au. Voting closes on March 2.