Winners will be invited to an awards ceremony on March 9 at the Royal Society in London.
Richard Green, chief executive of the association, said: "The awards give professional recognition to all those involved in design technology teaching. The winners are often so humble and don't realise that what they have done is tremendous. I encourage any members thinking about nominating a colleague to do so now."
Nominees do not have to be members of the association.
* The closing date for nominations is Tuesday, December 5. Forms can be downloaded from www.data.org.uk or telephone Beth Williams on 01789 473 906.