How can something become Hungarikum?

Becoming Hungarikum is a multilevel, bottom-up building process, that can be started by anyone with filling out a standard form.

The first step is to make the value to be admitted as a national value to the collection of local values or Hungarian values abroad or departmental values. If there is a value that cannot be associated with a concrete village or region, it has to be admitted to one of the collections of departmental values run by the corresponding ministry.

If a value which is already admitted to the collection of local values and has county level significance, then it might be suggested further to the collection of regional values or to the collection of Hungarian values abroad.

The second step is to recommend the value further to the Collection of Hungarian Values by submitting the corresponding standard form to the Hungarikum Committee.

 If a national value is admitted to the Collection of Hungarian Values and the petitioner wishes it to become a Hungarikum, then a recommendation has to be submitted to the Hungarikum Committee. 

Summary:

- Only values that can be found in the Collection of Hungarian Values can become Hungarikums.
- A national value can be recommended to the Collection of Hungarian Values only by the petitioner whose recommendation has already been admitted to the collection of regional, departmental or Hungarian values abroad.
- A national value can be recommended to the collection of regional or Hungarian values abroad, if it has already been admitted to the collection of local values abroad or Hungarian values abroad.

The above explained bottom-up building process is called the national value pyramid system.