Welcome!

Welcome to The Top 10 Pony Videos project, where we celebrate the best My Little Pony videos in the brony community! Since its inception in June 2011, this project has been a cornerstone of pony video appreciation.

Each month, we invite you to join us in a week-long voting process to help decide which videos deserve the spotlight. With over ten years of activity and more than 1,500 top-voted pony videos shared, showcased, and archived, our project has been a labor of love by numerous dedicated individuals.

Whether this is your first time visiting or you're a longtime voter, we're eager to hear from you at the polls!

Scroll down for FAQs, rules, and the voting form itself.

There are important rules regarding what videos are eligible and how to format your votes. 

Please carefully read the rules below or on the form itself.

FAQs

Q: How often does voting occur, and when does it start and end?
A: The voting form is open during the first week of each month! There are no exact start or end times. If the form is open and you're able to submit at all, your votes will be included!

Q: How do I find videos to vote for?
A: There are several ways to discover pony videos! Consider saving videos to a playlist or Like history throughout the month as you find them. You can check websites like Equestria Daily or similar brony outlets. Follow us on Twitter or Mastodon for occasional posts. Best of all, consider joining our Discord server to engage with fellow fans and creators who often share their favorite videos and recommendations! Sharing votes in #general-voting is encouraged!

Q: How are the votes counted?
A: Votes are checked for eligibility based on the rules, utilizing both automatic and manual methods. Then, total vote counts are tallied and rankings are determined by the total number of votes received [not the order in which voters submit them.] The percentage displayed in showcases indicates the proportion of voters who selected a particular video in a given month. In the event of a tie, the rank is randomly determined.

Q: Can I campaign for my favorite videos or encourage people to vote for me?
A: Yes, with some basic exceptions. You are encouraged to spread the word and encourage others to vote, even for your own videos! However, creators who direct their followers to vote for multiple specific videos or do anything else to affect the outcome unfairly will be disqualified. If you ask your followers to vote for you, encourage them to read the rules and include other non-specific eligible votes.

Q: Can I vote for a video that I've created myself?
A: Yes, you can vote for your own videos as long as they meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the rules.

Q: Can I vote for multiple videos from the same creator?
A: Yes, you can include up to two videos from the same creator if you're voting for at least five different creators in total. However, avoid voting for multiple parts of a series or very similar videos from the same creator. [Generally pick the first or earliest part. Votes for parts or very similar videos in a series will probably be combined.]


Have a question not listed here? Join our Discord server and ask in the #general-voting channel!

Simplified rules

Be sure to carefully read the full rules. However, these simplified rules should help remind you of the basics! The full rules contain more details and examples.

Vote for unique and memorable brony videos from last month which will stand the test of time!

Vote for at least 5 different eligible videos, up to 10. (1.a)

○ Vote for videos from any of the following platforms, but try to pick wherever the creator is most prominent: Bilibili, Dailymotion, Newgrounds, Odysee, Pony.Tube, ThisHorsie.Rocks, Tiktok, Twitter/X, Vimeo, and YouTube.  (1.c)

Suggest more sites or leave feedback here!

Vote for at least 5 different eligible creators. (5.a) You can vote for up to two videos from each creator. (5.b) Don't vote for videos from the host's channel [LittleshyFiM.] (5.d)

Videos must be 30 seconds or longer [not including intros/outros.] (4.a)

Avoid voting for: reuploads, offensive videos, low-effort videos, simple gameplay, audio/music-centric content, or non-final videos such as animatics and trailers for upcoming videos. (5.b, 5.d, 5.f)


Full Rules

✨ Updated May 2024: Newgrounds, Odysee, Tiktok, and Twitter/X have been added as supported websites.

The most significant change to be aware of is voting with video links instead of video titles. Most other important rules are similar to the previous July 2021 version.

1. VOTE FORMATTING

○ 1a.  Vote for a minimum of 5 eligible videos and maximum of 10. 

○ 1b.  Vote by copying and pasting links from allowed platforms.

○ 1c.  Currently allowed platforms: Bilibili, Dailymotion, Newgrounds, Odysee, Pony.Tube, ThisHorsie.Rocks, Tiktok, Twitter/X, Vimeo, and YouTube. This list is likely to change over time.


2. VOTING PERIOD

○2a.   Vote for last month’s videos based on your own time zone.

○2b.   If upload time is uncertain due to time zone differences by one day, the video can be voted for again the next month. The theme of a video may also be an indicator of which month it belongs in. For example, Nightmare Night or Hearth's Warming being October and December respectively, but this exception only applies to videos uploaded on the day before or the day of a new month.


3. VOTER ELIGIBILITY

○ 3a.   One vote per person. Voters must be at least 13 years old and use a valid Google account.

○ 3b.   If you want to change your vote you can edit the form but this must be done before the voting period ends. If you do not see the option to edit, please do not vote again. The eligibility of your vote may be determined by any of your edits. Do not use placeholder votes.


4. VIDEO ELIGIBILITY

○ 4a.  Short length:

  Videos must be 30 seconds or longer not including intros/outros/credits/etc.


○ 4b.  Unsuitable votes:

  The goal is to feature unique and memorable brony videos which will stand the test of time. Videos which are highly derivative, intended for children, or are very low effort, etc. are not eligible.

Examples of unsuitable votes may include but aren’t limited to:

⁃ Unedited reaction videos, compilations of existing work, or simple gameplay.
⁃ Videos which talk down to the audience or otherwise make an effort to appeal to children as a primary audience. [YouTube’s classification is irrelevant.]
⁃ Very low-effort videos or inside jokes intended for a small number of people.


○ 4c.  Vote brigading/cheating:

  Votes suspected of manipulation/cheating are not eligible. For example: if someone with a large following instructs their followers to vote for more than one video or do anything else that might affect the outcome unfairly. Asking followers to vote for one's own video is perfectly fine, encouraged even, provided the voters also have other eligible votes.


○ 4d.   Questionable content:

  Videos with a primary focus to offend, disturb, shock, or videos that are overtly sexual/fetishistic in nature are not eligible. Most mature content is fine as long as it's comedic/satirical and/or has significant artistic merit.


○ 4e.   "Pony" definition:

  Videos must have My Little Pony and/or bronies as the primary focus, or have been widely adopted by the brony community.


○ 4f.   "Video" definition:

  Votes must be actual, completed videos. Videos must be in a final state with a more-complete version not expected to release.  Additionally, if music or audio is the primary focus it is not eligible.

Examples of ineligible "non-video" votes may include but aren’t limited to:  

⁃ Non-animated comic dubs or art slideshows [especially if using old art.]  

⁃ Music videos with very simple visuals [such as lyrics alongside an image.]  

⁃ Previews, trailers, and animatics of upcoming videos.


○ 4g.   Reuploads/deleted videos:

  Older videos that have been reuploaded are not eligible. This rule may include edits or remakes if the core theme and/or original efforts to create the video are unchanged.

 Votes must represent a creator’s “official upload.” 

  Eligible videos that were available online during the voting month but aren’t online at the time of voting are still eligible to vote for provided a copy can be found somewhere and its removal was not the wish of the uploader.


5. CHANNEL ELIGIBILITY

○ 5a.   You must have at least five eligible votes from five different creators.

○ 5b. You can include up to two videos from a creator if the videos are unique and you're including votes for at least five creators total. Don’t vote for multiple parts in a series or very similar videos from the same creator.

○ 5c.   Don’t vote for non-community videos. For example: videos made by large companies such as Hasbro are not eligible.

○ 5d.   Don't vote for videos from the current host's channel, LittleshyFiM.

Thanks for taking the time to read the rules! You're awesome /)