The Henry Armstrong Foundation 2023 Black History Month Student Essay Competition
FOR STUDENTS AGE 8-18
We’re proud to present our 5th Annual Black History Month Student Essay Competition Named after Undisputed World Triple Champion Boxing Legend Henry Armstrong.
The Essay Contest begins on February 1st and ends March 31st.The official winners of the BHM essay contest will be announced on April 12, 2023.
Henry Jackson, Jr. AKA Henry Armstrong
In 200 words or less, please tell us about Boxing Legend Henry Armstrong through Armstrong’s achievements and contributions to the sport of boxing and to humanity. For more information about Henry Armstrong, visit his official website at http://theofficialsiteofhenryarmstrong.com/ or your local library to read his autobiography, Gloves, Glory and God.
The essay (“Essay”) must be 100 words no more than 300 words in length and
must be in response to the following question:
Who is Henry Armstrong? What did Henry Armstrong accomplish in the sport of boxing and after boxing?
Submit Your Essay!!!
Submissions may be mailed to:
Henry Armstrong Foundation Black History Month Student Essay Competition,
2007 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 727
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Or emailed to
The Competition is open only to legal residents of the United States.
Entries must be the original work of and written solely by the entrant.
The Essay must be double-spaced, numbered and type-written.
Please see official Competition Rules for further information on
Submissions must be postmarked or emailed on or before Saturday,
March 31, 2023
The Essays will be judged on the following criteria:
How well the Essay addresses the question or topic
How well the Essay is organized
The use of personal and non-personal examples to illustrate your
point of view.
Writing accuracy (spelling, grammar and punctuation)
We're giving away, three Grand Prizes:
First Prize: $150.00
Second prize: $100.00
Third prize: $75.00
Official Competition Rules
By submitting an Essay, all contestants agree to be bound by these official competition
1. How to enter:
Eligible entrants may submit a completed entry form with their Essay to Henry Armstrong
Foundation, Henry Armstrong Black History Month Student Essay Competition,
2007 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 727, Los Angeles, CA 90057, or email them to
Tripleworldchamp3@yahoo.com. Any Essay must align with the described topic, must
contain no more than 200 words and must conform to the Essay format guidelines
below in order to be eligible for the Competition. Limit one (1) entry per student.
Entrants making additional entries will be disqualified. All entries, entry forms and
Essays become the property of Henry Armstrong Foundation and will not be acknowledged or
returned. By submitting an entry, you agree that Henry Armstrong Foundation shall have the right
(but not the obligation) to publish any Essay, or part thereof, on its website or in other
associated promotional and publishing material.
2. Eligibility and Essay format:
Open to children from 8 – 18 years old.
entries must include a completed and signed copy of the
Essay Entry Parent/Legal Guardian Waiver Form (attached). Limit one entry per person.
To be eligible, the Essay must be:
(1) the original work of and written by the entrant as its sole creator/author,
(2) double-spaced with numbered pages,
(3) type-written, and The Essay may be in English or Spanish and, if in Spanish, translation will be provided by Henry Armstrong Foundation for the judges if required.
Employees of Henry Armstrong Foundation or any of its affiliate companies, agents, professional
advisors, advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate families of each
of such parties are not eligible to enter.
Every year in most cities around the nation there are private organizations which help youth with their boxing techniques. We believe boxing is good for the mind body and soul. Professional boxing is an excellent career. We invite and encourage the youth to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honor the legacy of blacks, past and present.
Boxing was originated in Ancient Greece and has been a popular sport ever since, especially for men. Lately, however, it has been a major health fitness trend for women.