NME’s Umbrella Academy fan-art competition – the winner is revealed

To mark the release of Netflix hit The Umbrella Academy, NME published a one-off special issue which you, dear readers, snapped up in your thousands.

Within that, we challenged fans of the Gerard Way-created show to share their Umbrella Academy-inspired artwork, with the winner to receive a prize bundle (full competition details here).

The standard of entries was astonishingly high, and the decision on who should win was trickier than, well, than figuring out what happened to UA‘s Ben Hargreeves.


But after much deliberation, it was decided that a superb effort by Victoria Hoover is the winner. Victoria wins the following. Congratulations Victoria!

  • A three-month Netflix subscription, 
  • An exclusive Umbrella Academy umbrella
  • A box of Griddys donuts
  • A signed and framed print from Umbrella Academy artist Gabriel Ba’s sketch series

The winner! Victoria Hoover

We also wanted to share the runners-up, all of who delivered a fantastic piece of art. They don’t get a prize, but hey, they’re all winners in our eyes. They are…

Runner up: Tilly Newland

Runner up: Zac Foster

Runner up: Humaira Ahmed

Runner up: Anam Zafar


Read more: Gerard Way interview: “‘The Umbrella Academy’ was my way of processing the experience of My Chemical Romance”

Roll on season two!