Art submitted to this group should be yours! Use of free lineart (including coloring book pages) is fine, as are collaborations, but images made with dollmakers or traced from official art (including vectors) are strictly forbidden. Direct submissions of official art or screencaps are also forbidden with the exception of side-by-side comparisons with redraws.
If you didn't/can't ask the original artist, you don't have permission, and it doesn't belong in this group.
If the source is unverifiable - "I don't know who made this base," crediting "the original artist" without saying who the original artist is, etc - it doesn't belong in this group.
Pony hearts, wet mane ponies, "licking" icons and "trotting" icons are covered under this rule as well. It's too hard to police whether they're made from stolen bases or not, so these types of images will not be accepted into the group.
Images will be judged by the quality of the image, not the quality of the art. Badly-drawn ponies are fine. Badly-drawn ponies on lined paper are not. Badly-customized models are fine. Blurry/pixelated photos of badly-customized models are not. Likewise, nothing should be visible through the paper, and photographed work should have as little "extra stuff" around the image as possible.
This includes violent and sexy art of any sort, even if there's no mature filter on it. Gore, ass, etc, are forbidden.
Submissions that contain links to adult content in the description are also forbidden, though I may sometimes miss this. Please let me know if you see something come into the group that contains these links.
Anthro and humanized ponies
Currently this group does not allow humanized ponies, as it's too difficult to police the difference between background ponies, ocs, and completely non-pony characters drawn as humans in the same style as humanized ponies.
Anthro ponies are allowed on the grounds that they are "ponies with human traits" rather than "humans with pony traits." This means that Equestria Girls fanart is not allowed in this group.
Non-earth ponies and non-ponies
No single species should outnumber earth ponies per submission. For example, pictures of the Mane Six or Cutie Mark Crusaders are allowed because even though unicorn and pegasus ponies TOGETHER outnumber the earth ponies, unicorns alone or pegasi alone do not.
In images focusing specifically on an earth pony, it will be up to the judgment of the mods whether ponies in the background are to be counted as outnumbering the earth ponies or not. If the image focuses specifically on a non-earth pony, it will be declined.
Zebras, torch hounds, and other ponies with physical traits of non-pony species are not considered earth ponies by this group's standards. Sharp teeth and slit pupils are acceptable.
Bat ponies will be counted as pegasi. Seaponies and merponies will be considered separate species.
This group does not accept:
Ponies "built" in Minecraft
"Anti" art of any kind - character, ship, song, episode, artist, etc
Submissions that "call out" a specific person or group of people
Cutie marks alone, even if they all belong to earth ponies
As of May 2017, ponification of real people is forbidden, except for ponysonas.
Sketchdumps/etc must be consistent in quality per individual submission.
Certain rules may be suspended at the mods' discretion in regards to submissions to the "Accessories, Clothing, and Cosplay" and "Other Crafts" folders.